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William Walter Hughes, 72, of Fayetteville, NY and Naples, FL, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Stuart, VA.
Born in Syracuse, NY on May 15, 1950, he was the ... Read More
William Walter Hughes, 72, of Fayetteville, NY and Naples, FL, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Stuart, VA.
Born in Syracuse, NY on May 15, 1950, he was the son of Walter Hughes and Dorothy (Gridley) Hughes of Fayetteville, NY. Bill was a graduate of Morrisville State College and attended Georgia State College. He worked as an engineer, videographer and musician for many years.
He volunteered with the Stuart Fire Department. He served as chairman of the board for Collier County’s Environmental Advisory Council in Naples, FL. Bill cherished the wonders of nature. He spent many summers exploring the St. Lawrence and Adirondack regions. Bill instilled that love in his children, leaving a lasting legacy that will ripple through generations to come. His inquisitive spirit allowed him to excel in many fields. Bill taught himself how to play guitar and piano. He played in various bands spanning more than 30 years. His passion for preserving history brought his community together in New York, Naples and Marco Island. Bill was an avid reader who looked deeply into the mysteries of the world. His extensive scientific knowledge allowed him to explain complex theories with ease. Bill lived life authentically.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Yvonne; daughters, Leanne and Jennifer Hughes; son, Jonathan Hughes; sisters, Joan Hughes and Ann Gelgisser; brothers, James, David and John Hughes; six grandchildren, Cristian and Mia Diaz, Oliver and Aleksander Olmedo Hughes, and Olivia and Charlotte Hughes; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Saturday, September 17th from 1 to 2pm at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. A service will follow at 2pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fayetteville Cemetery.
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