William F. Hughes Sr.

Date of Passing:

November 9, 2015

Hughes, William, F., Sr., 97, of Arnold Street, Riverside, died peacefully on November 9, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Minnie L. (George) Hughes.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. Hughes Sr. and Margaret (McCarthy) Hughes, he lived in Riverside for 66 years.

Mr. Hughes was a machinist for the Mahoney Fabrication Co. for 15 years before retiring in 2006.

William was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a member of the Riverside Bishop Hickey Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post #0102, North Providence. He was a former member of the St. Brendan Church Bowling League. He enjoyed swimming, golfing, bowling and spending time with his loving family.

Mr. Hughes was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He participated in the Bismarck Archipelago Operation and the consolidation of the Northern Solomon Islands and the Philippine Islands Campaigns.

He is survived by his children, Margaret Rose Luciano of Riverside, William F. Hughes Jr. of Riverside, Thomas J. Hughes of Riverside, Mary E. Cournoyer of Portsmouth, Barbara Ann Thornlimb of Scituate and Susanne Silva of Seekonk, MA; three sisters, Anna Needham of Warwick, Rose Dwyer of Warwick and Ellen Goff of North Providence; two brothers, Thomas Hughes of Warwick and Dennis Hughes of Narragansett; fourteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Mary Dorrwachter, Margaret Allen, Michael J., John J. and Richard Hughes.

His funeral will be held on Friday November 13, 2015 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 12 noon. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m.

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