HUGHES, Richard S., Jr., “Dick”, 102, formerly of Campbell Street, West Warwick, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022 at West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
He was the beloved husband of the late Elsie C. (Hartman) Hughes, at the time of her passing in 2001, they had been married sixty years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Richard S. Hughes Sr. and Diana E. (Lincourt) Hughes. He was a resident of West Warwick for most of his life.
Mr. Hughes was a postal carrier in West Warwick for thirty years before retiring in 1975. He led a very active life, earning his Private Pilot license in 1946, and serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aerial Photographer.
In West Warwick he served as a member of the town council, Recreation Committee, Green Acres Committee, and the Pawtuxet River Authority. As a communicant of St. Mary Church in Crompton, he served as a Lector, Trustee, Choir Member, CYO Advisor, Cemetery Committee and Parish council. What’s more, in scouting, he served as a Cubmaster of Pack 1, Crompton and Pack 13, Centerville. In Community Theater, he was active in the Coventry Players and the Academy Players of East Greenwich.
Furthermore, Richard was also a life member of the Crompton Veterans Organization and the Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society, President of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and Former Secretary of the Campbell Street Hot Dog, Hamburger, Chowder and Marching Society.
Survived by two children, a daughter, Diana D. Hart of Sebastopol, California; a son, David R. Hughes of Foster; two grandchildren, Mariana Scharf and husband Brian and Julian Thorn both in Oregon and two great grandchildren, Coco and Simona Scharf. He was the brother of the late Ambrose J. Hughes, as well as dear friend of the late Ruth McGinley.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, West Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Mary Cemetery Fund, c/o 20 Washington Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 in his memory would be appreciated. Arrangements with HENAULT-GALLOGLY Funeral Home. Information and condolences, please visit: www.henault-gallogly.com
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