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Michael J. Hughes

January 19, 1949 - August 8, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

August 8, 2021



Birth Date:

January 19, 1949

Birth Place:

Waverly, New York

Service Information:

Full Military Honors, Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 12:00 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Thursday August 12, 2021 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly New York


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Michael J. Hughes

Michael J. Hughes, 72, of Waverly passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Betty Rea Hughes.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy Hughes of Waverly; his daughter, Julie Romano of Waverly; granddaughter, Bella Romano of Waverly; his sister, Ann Nusbaum of Waverly; his brother, Bobby (Linda) Hughes; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael was born in Waverly, New York and went on to graduate in 1967 from Waverly High School.  He attended Troy State and Elmira College and received his coaching certification from Corning Community College.  He started his working career in 1965 at Ted Clark’s and had many jobs until he was hired at the USPS in 1978 and was a clerk/letter carrier in Waverly for 27 years, retiring in 2005.  Michael served in the US Air Force from 1970 to 1974 and received the special unit citation twice, his sharp shooter ribbon, good conduct medal, foreign unit award and the Viet Nam ribbon. He was life time member of the American Legion where he served as finance officer and secretary on the board of directors for two years; commander of the Waverly VFW for 15 years where he helped established the Viet Nam Moving Wall Scholarship Fund; member of the Catholic War Vets; Waverly Moose; Waverly Athletic Booster Club; Waverly Recreation Commission; Coached Waverly Girls Basketball for 15 years and was a proud Red Cross blood doner. Michael enjoyed fishing, golf and most of all he enjoyed watching Bella play sports.  He was very active in youth sports and his community.  Michael loved to travel and would always stop in to the local VFW.     

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 10 to 12 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Full Military Honors will be accorded Michael by the Valley Color Guard at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. Memorial donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Viet Nam Moving Wall Scholarship, c/o Waverly VFW, Post #8104, 206 Broad Street, Waverly, NY 14892.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Michael’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Abigail Roberts
Dear Hughes family,
Please received our most sincere condolences. We are so sorry for the passing of Julie's father. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and strength for the whole family through this most difficult time.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
Abigail Roberts - Supervisor of Forensic Services
on behalf of the NYSP Southern Tier Satellite Crime Laboratory

From: Susan Albert
Nancy, Greg and I just learned of Mikes’s sudden passing and we are both shocked and deeply saddened. Please accept our condolences to you, Julie and Bella.

From: Corky Bostwick
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: June Satterly
Nancy and family - I was shocked to learn of Mike’s sudden passing. My deepest condolences. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.

From: Rosemarie  Ephlin
Nancy. I am so deeply so for the loss of Mike. He was a great guy and always had time for a conversation.   Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Heather Cary
To the Hughes family,
I was so saddened to hear the news. Sending you all of my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

From: Ron Jones
To Nancy and family,  I've known Mike for most of my life and can say he was a fine man.  He was always very friendly and had a word for you.  The Valley lost a good citizen upon Mike's passing.  I pray the many nice memories of Mike remain with you always.

From: Bob Hugg
Our family's deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to the Hughes family. Mike's life touched so many other lives in such positive and uplifting ways. My memories of Mike will always be of our friendship, which started at the Waverly V.F.W. over a quarter century ago. I will never forget his willingness to go the extra mile for causes he believed in, especially when it involved our Valley Veteran's. Mike's love of our community was always on display, and he never tired of helping anyone in need. Rest In Peace, Mike. We are all better people for having you in our lives. Bob & Valerie Hugg

From: Geoff and Lori Bodine
Nancy and family. We’re very sorry to hear about Michael passing. God is good and will take great care of Him until we all join him.   Geoff and Lori Bodine

From: Jackie
Prayers to family. I went to school with mike and he was pretty special then. Always a gentlemen but had a great smile. Mike RIP

From: Doug Carlton
To the Hughes family
Our deepest condolences and our hearts and prayers are with you.  Many of the Carlton family grew up with many fond memories of the Hughes family.  A great loss to us all!
Doug, Dave. Brian, & Sue

From: pres clinton
my condolences (sp) to the entire family.  Mike's passing definitely affects his immediate family as well as those he "touched" through his service within the community.

From: Regis Mulkerin
There is no better person than Mike. They through away the mold. Such a kind and caring person. I hope Nancy and the family find peace. He will be missed.

From: Mike Guiles
My deepest sympathies to the entire Hughes family. Mike was a kind and dear friend with so many good qualities that I can’t write about in this small space. Michael, you have served your High school and athletes, the United States Air Force, your church, the USPS, your community, friends and most of all, your loving family. I take great pride in calling you a friend. May you R I P my man. You will be greatly missed by all that new you.

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From: Jim & Kathy Crease
A nicer Man I never found.  A Veterans' Advocate by every meaning of the word.  Hepled me with money to get a disabled Vet to school in Buffalo.  We will all miss him and remember him for the great person he was.  If we only knew the great things this Man did.  RIP my friend.

From: Kerri Geppert
I was so sad to hear Coach Hughes had passed.  He was a great coach and I  have fond memories of him.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

From: Don Toner
So sorry for your loss Bob.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

From: Bob & Lola Patterson
Our sincere sympathy to you at this most difficult time. I had the honor of working with Mike in youth
and high school basketball programs. Also as an Honor Guard at the Vietnam Moving Wall. His presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
Bob & Lola Patterson & Family

From: Ted Decker
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob I remember Mike when we young kids. Please take care and be safe.   with love Ted 

From: Patty Conroy
Dear Nancy, 
I just read about Mike's passing in the Morning Times.  I was so sad to read that news. Mike was such a great guy and I remember a lot of fun times at his parents house with all of the "gang" way back then.  My heart goes out to you, your daughter and granddaughter. My sympathies to Bobby and Linda and family also.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Barbi Hallett Sloat
RIP dear Soldier You will be Missed!!


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