Date: June 3, 2017
The Chancery received word Saturday morning, June 3, 2017, that Reverend Edward R. Hughes, died at Heritage House, Mendota, Illinois. Father was born on January 19, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward J. and Irene (Rowland) Hughes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette, IL at 11:00AM. Visitation will be from 4PM-7:00PM Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the church with rosary at 7:00PM and visitation from 10:00AM-10:45AM at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be at the parish cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, 303 E. Main Street, Amboy, IL.
Father was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1958 by Most Reverend Loras Lane. He attended Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Chicago before entering St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Father’s first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Harvard. His other assignments were Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Freeport; Parochial Vicar at Holy Angels Parish, Aurora; Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Crystal Lake; Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Parish, Dixon; Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Fulton and St. Patrick Parish, Albany; Pastor of St. Rita Parish, Rockford; Pastor of St. Mary Parish, West Brooklyn and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Sublette. Father retired from active ministry July 1, 2009.
Father is predeceased by his parents. Father had many special friends of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Sublette and St. Mary Parish, West Brooklyn and his brother priests.