James G. Hughes, 83 of Boardman passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon December 18, 2019. James was born January 18, 1936 in Youngstown, a son of Granville and Bertha Flynn Hughes.
He was a Woodrow Wilson High School graduate and attended Youngstown State University. After graduating high school, James proudly served his country in the Marine Corp. James worked at General Motors Lordstown Assembly Plant, retiring in 1998. He also was a realtor, working with Mike Coman Realty. James was a member of St. Dominic Church, U.A.W Local 1112, American Legion Post 565 and the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.
His wife the former Dolores “Dee” Lillo, passed away April 23, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter Laura (Bryan) Hughes-Hudgins, son James Gregory (Cheryl Feller) Hughes, step daughter Cheryl Michael, grandchildren Richard Thorpe, Craig Thorpe, Lea Donatelli and Ryan Hughes, and great grandchildren Marcus, Angelina and Nevaeh. Besides his parents and wife, James is preceded in death by a daughter Jeanette Hughes and sister Ann Gordon.
Prayers will be 9:30 Friday at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Dominic Church. Friends may call from 5 to 8 Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Material tributes can be made in James’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512 or to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range Rd., Canfield, Ohio 44406.
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