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John T. Hughes

December 3, 1932 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 89)

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John T. Hughes, passed away peacefully at his home, Saturday, July 23, 2022.

John was born in Pittsfield, MA on December 3, 1932, son of Angelina and Francis Hughes. He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, after High School he entered the Army and served in Japan during the Korean War.  He worked on the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority for over 35 years until his retirement in 1994.  He was a member of Knights of Columbus, VFW, and the American Legion, he was also a founding member of Lee Ambulance and a volunteer member of the Lee Fire Company. He was a communicant of St Mary’s Church. 

John loved spending time with family members, taking daily rides with his sons and great grandchildren, on these rides they would stop and get ice cream. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing and watching golf and watching old movies. Under the rough exterior he sincerely loved his family and friends who became family. 

He is survived by his five sons and their families: Christopher Hughes (Doreen), Francis Hughes, Patrick Hughes (Sofia), Andrew Hughes (Shannon), Matthew Hughes (Stephanie), grandchildren and great grandchildren, Lynne (Jeremy) Penelope and Henry Wells, Lily and Jamie Hughes, Donna Lee, Thomas (Samantha) Rainnah, Connor James, Hazel Lynn, Charlotte, Andrew Hughes, Tristan Hager, many nieces and nephews and loving family member Maryanne Fanning. 

He is predeceased by his wife Rosemary B. Hughes (7/20/2003), whom he married September 5, 1959 and his daughter Sheila Hughes (2/16/2021).

A Liturgy of Christian Burial for John Hughes will be held Friday, July 29, 2022, 10:30AM at St. Mary’s Church in Lee. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 4-6PM at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee.

Those who wish to make donations in lieu of flowers in his memory can do so to: St. Mary’s Church, Hospice Care of the Berkshires, and/or Elder Services of the Berkshires. Checks may be mailed in care of the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238.

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July 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kelly Funeral Home
3 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238

Funeral Service
July 29, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Church
140 Main St.
Lee, MA 01238


St. Mary's Cemetery
Spring St.
Lee, MA 01238


St. Mary's Church
C/O Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street, Lee MA 01238

Hospice Care in the Berkshires
C/O Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238

Elder Services
C/O Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238

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