Frederick James Hughes Sr. (88) of South Windsor, formerly of Manchester, loving husband for fifty-five years to the late Irene Lois Hughes, died Sunday, June 5th, 2022, at an area convalescent home. Fred was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 11, 1934, son of Lloyd and Ruth Hughes. He later moved to CT, and attended Hartford Public High School, and had been a resident of Manchester since 1961. Fred was a longtime and faithful member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester and was a member of the church's Choir.
His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, which included many camping trips when his kids were younger and he enjoyed watching UCONN Women's basketball with his wife Irene while she was still alive. He was also a lover of music, specifically singing in the Emanuel Church choir as well as the Manchester Silk City Chorus and various quartets. Another of his greatest joys was being a grandfather to Alex and Katie, who he loved tremendously.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Irene Lois Hughes and sisters, Ruth Klavonski and Jane Bachand. Fred is survived by his daughter Lois Olechny and her husband Steven of El Dorado Hills, CA; son Frederick J. Hughes Jr. and his wife Virginia of South Windsor, CT; two grandchildren, Alexander Hughes and Katherine Hughes; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8:00PM on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Manchester Funeral Home located at 142 E, Center St. Manchester, CT. Funeral Service will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street in Manchester on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 10:00AM. Burial will follow in East Cemetery in Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.