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Jack Hughes

August 25, 1937 October 26, 2016
Jack Hughes
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John Patrick “Jack” Hughes, age 79, River Forest native; Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend Sue Hughes. He was the beloved father of Mardie (Dale) Anderson, John (Marian) Hughes and the late Alicia Hughes, as well as a cherished father figure to Michael McMahon. He was the adoring, fun-loving grandfather of Edie and Becky Anderson; Caroline, Allison and Jack Hughes; Andrew, Audrey and Cate Yaus; and June and Helen McMahon. Dear son of the late John Patrick and Elise (nee Powers) Hughes and dearest brother of Mary (Harold “Bud”) Enright, Jerry Hughes, Nancy (Michael) Murakami, and the late Gene Hughes. Fond uncle, godfather, and loyal friend of many.

Jack Hughes had a life that is impossible to adequately describe. He was notorious for his irrepressible sense of humor and elaborate pranks, but even more famous for the incredible amount of generosity, love and support he gave to an astounding number of people throughout his life. He treasured his family and wide circle of friends and his generous spirit lifted people through hardships, supported those who were down on their luck, and put smiles on the faces of all that knew him. Jack was a one of a kind class act and will never be forgotten.

Visitation, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 3 to 8 pm at Drechsler Brown & Williams, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 10 a.m. at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago. Private interment. Memorials to Wounded Warrior Project (

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3:00 PM 11/1/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/1/2016 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 11/2/2016 10:00:00 AM
Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Friends and Family will meet at Church

Old St. Patrick's Church
700 W Adams St Chicago 60661 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

230 W. Monroe, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606

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