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William "Wire" J. Hughes

July 16, 1941 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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William "Wire" Hughes Obituary

William “Wire” J. Hughes died Saturday evening, March 2 at Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor.  He was the dedicated husband to Maureen Marion Collura Hughes.

Born in Carbondale, he was a son of the late, Edward and DeSales Morrow Hughes. Bill was 1959 graduate of Archbald High School and honorable served in the US Airforce.  Prior to Bill’s illness he was a self-employed painter.  He is well known for the delicate work he accomplished for area churches. A faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Christ the King Parish, Archbald where he attended mass daily and had immense faith in the love of God.

Surviving is a step son, Warren Walters, Jermyn and family; a brother, Edward Hughes and wife, Theresa, Archbald; sister-in-law Susan Hughes, Binghamton; four nephews, Edward Hughes and wife, Amy, Archbald; Michael Hughes and wife, Michelle, Clarks Summit; Patrick Hughes and wife, Ryann and Stephen Hughes and wife, Shanna, both of Binghamton and a niece, Amy Hassij and husband, Robert, Archbald; great nieces and nephews; step children, Katherine Witkowski and husband, Carl; Mary Ruzzi, Charles Collura and families; brother in law, Donovan Marion and wife, Regina; sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Sheridan, Darlene Morcom, Lorraine Dembrosky, Kathleen Augustine, Ann Curtis, Erin Kenney, Geralyn Olick, Shannon Phillips and husband, Stan; and extended families.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Thomas, John “Yock” and Patrick Hughes.

A special thank you to the staff of Riverside Healthcare, Taylor for allowing Bill to live his last years with dignity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6 at 10 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Christ the King Parish, Archbald.  Inurnment parish cemetery.   Donations to St. Francis Assisi Food Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA. 18509    

Arrangements by the Louis J. Rapoch Funeral Home, 420 Church St. Archbald. Visit the funeral home website to offer condolences. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, Christ the King Parish
411 Church St
Archbald, PA 18403

Interment following funeral service

St. Thomas Aquinas Church Cemetery
Cemetery St. and Pike St.
Archbald, PA 18403


St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
500 Penn Ave. Scranton, Pa. 18509,
Tel: 570 342-5556


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