Edmund Hughes Sr.
Edmund Hughes Sr., 80,
of Brick, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Visiting
hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at
Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd.,
Brick, N.J. 08723. A funeral service will be held on
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will
follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. Edmund
was born on June 4, 1928, to James and Mary Geraghty
Hughes in Jersey City.
At the age of 16, he
enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine, and
completed two sailings. After the Merchant Marine, he
enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a sergeant while
in Korea. In 1949, he married the former Mildred Carara,
who knew him as "Whitey" for his platinum blonde hair.
He had four children. He became a police officer for the
Port Authority of NY/NJ and retired in 1974 after 20
years on the job.
After moving to Florida
for a few years, he worked for the Hollywood/Fort
Lauderdale Airport Police and then transferred to the
Broward County Sheriff's Department. Upon returning to
New Jersey, he became a police officer for the
Department for Defense at Lakehurst Naval Base. He
served for 18 years, during which he received numerous
promotions, eventually attaining the title of chief of
police. He retired as chief of police in 1999.
Edmund loved the outdoors
and was an avid hunter. He loved spending time with his
family and especially loved to entertain "the little
ones". He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell
jokes to family and friends. He was always there to
listen and try to help anyone who had a problem. He will
be sincerely missed by all who knew him.
Edmund was predeceased by
his wife of 58 years, Mildred Carara Hughes, in 2008. He
is survived by his children, Edmund G. and wife, Gail,
of Cape Coral, Fla., Howard of Brick, N.J.,Michael and
wife, Melissa, of Manchester, N.J., and Sandra Hughes of
Toms River, N.J. He is also survived by two sisters,
Rose Moore of East Strousburg, Pa., and Kathleen Scavo
of North Arlington, N.J. Edmund also leaves behind six
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces
and nephews. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made
directly to the family.
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