Uxbridge- John A. Hughes, 67, of Highness Dr. died Fri. Dec. 2 at Milford Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Aime J. (Rabitor) Hughes; 2 sons John E. and his wife Rachel Hughes and Eric T. and his wife Beth Hughes, all of Uxbridge; 4 grandchildren Jack, Jordan, Cate, and Owen; 2 brothers William Hughes of Marshall, TX and Dennis Hughes from Alabama; and many nephews, nieces, and friends. He was brother of the late Michael Hughes, Tommy Hughes, and Barbara Rothleitner. Born in Camden, Arkansas on April 10, 1949 he was son of the late Harry and Marguerite (Braswell) Hughes, was raised in Camden and lived in Uxbridge 42 years.
Mr. Hughes was employed as an engineer for the Raytheon Corp. in Sudbury and Marlborough for 30 years, retiring in 2013. He was a U.S. Marine Corps. Vietnam veteran, serving in San Diego. Educated at Camden High School and Southern State College in Arkansas, John served on the Uxbridge Finance Committee, loved to golf, and was a member of St. Mary’s Church, where he sang in their choir.
His funeral will be held Tues. Dec. 6 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Mon. Dec. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 222 N. Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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