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Hughes, Ronnie E.

d. September 4, 2013

Ronnie E. Hughes, age 66, of Athens, IL passed away on September 4, 2013 at his home. He was born February 21, 1947 in Springfield, IL the son of Franklin W. and Evelyn L. Hughes.

He is survived by two daughters Diane Hughes of Athens, Janet (Jason) Hughes-Condrey of Florida,; his mother, Evelyn Welch-Hughes of Springfield, two brothers, Larry (Mary Lois) Hughes of Athens, Roger (Bonita) Hughes of Athens, three sisters, Stephanie (Jack) Geary of Greenview, Pamela (Bob) Rector of Athens, and Twyla (Mike) Baker of Springfield.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rose (Heslin) Hughes, in 2010 and a sister Sandra K. Mangiaforte in 2011, one brother Mark W. Hughes in 1993, and his father Franklin W. Hughes in 1991.

He Graduated from Athens High School in 1965. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy and served his country for four years aboard the USS Wasp CVS-18.

Ronnie married Mary Rose in Woodside, New York on July 26, 1969 and resided there for 40 years.

He was the Chief Engineer for several prominent buildings in NYC, most recently the Seagram Building.

Ronnie was dedicated to his family and loved by many and will be dearly missed by all.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2 until 5 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, 206 N Main St, Athens, IL.

Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY.


  1. My deepest sympathy to Janet and Diane. Your dad was truly one of a kind. He was always a good friend to me and I will miss his banter. I always enjoyed the times I spent with him. He could always make me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love Aunt Mel

  2. So sorry to hear about Dad. I served with him aboard the USS WASP V2 DIVISION. We were glad to have seen him and Mary on a cruise we took to Canada.Your Dad was a great guy and always easy to talk with about anything. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of great loss. In Deepest Sympathy , Jim & Ann Helt

  3. Larry and Roger, we were so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May your memories of your brother comfort you during this difficult time. God bless you and your family. Bill and Cathy

  4. My deepest sympathy for the Hughes family, I also served aboard the USS Wasp V-2 Division with Ronnie. I will always remember his ready smile and easy going way. He was one of the good ones.

    Frank Marcogliese

  5. Stephanie, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know that your family means a lot to each other & that Ronnie will be dearly missed. Please know that my thoughts are with you all and I am here if you need anything.

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