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Obituary of Thomas J. Hughes, Jr.
Thomas J. Hughes, Jr., 85, of Syracuse, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Thomas was a graduate of Most Holy Rosary High School and Niagara University. He was a US veteran having served as a 75th Ranger in the US Army and was retired from Onondaga County Social Services. Thomas was an avid hunter, fisherman, snow skier, and ice skater. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Thomas is predeceased by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Margaret Hughes, brothers, Steven B., Robert N., and Charles F.; brothers-in-law, Herman E. (Marie) and John L. (Ester) Servatius.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, John J. (Angela) and Kathleen Harmer (Nick Vail); 7 grandchildren, Jenna, Morgan, Annabel, John II, Brandon, Hannah, and Ethan, sisters-in-law, Mary Agnes Servatius and Ellen (Joseph) McMullen and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, November 29th at the Edward J. Ryan and Son Funeral Home, 3180 Bellevue Ave. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Francis House 108 Michaels Ave. Syracuse, NY 13208.