Robert Eugene Hughes, Sr., father of Vicar General, dies


Robert Eugene Hughes, Sr. of Sea Isle City died Jan. 29 at the age of 80.

Mr. Hughes was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (née Garrity) and devoted father of Father Robert E. Hughes, Vicar General of the Diocese of Camden, Bernadette Underwood (Matthew), and Nancy Naulty (Bill). Loving Da to Kaitlin, Blake, Erin, Grace and Seamus. He was predeceased by his siblings John, Raymond, Catherine and Margaret LeFevre. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and his dear friend Lillian Justis.

Mr. Hughes was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School; an active parishioner of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Sea Isle City; and well known for his role as Santa.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation Monday 9:30-11:15 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Rd., Washington Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment following the Mass at All Saints Cemetery, Franklinville. The family requests that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paul VI High School c/o the Garrity-Hughes Scholarship Fund, 901 Hopkins Rd., Ste. B, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.