NAUGATUCK — Herbert Hughes III (Bert, Herbie), 82, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Lamoureux) Hughes.
Bert was born Nov. 22, 1939 in Waterbury, the son of the late Herbert and Gertrude (Golden) Hughes Jr. He was a lifelong Naugatuck resident and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of the B.P.O.E. #967 Lodge of Elks as well as a member of Shepherd Salem Lodge #78 A.M. and F.M.
He was an avid sports fan, both as a coach and a player of basketball and baseball. He loved rooting for the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. He played in various card leagues, enjoyed trips to the casino, long motorcycle rides, as well as hunting with his sons.
Besides his wife of 22 years, Bert is survived by his children, Robert Hughes, Debrah (Hughes) Recchioni (Joseph), David Hughes (Debra), Gary Hughes (Michelle), and Bert Hughes (Heather); his stepson, Dennis Sigetti (Melissa); his 19 grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, Glenn Hughes; several in-laws as well as nieces, nephews and many friends and extended family.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Howard Hughes, and his stepdaughter, Kathy Sigetti.
The family would like to thank everyone at the Harold Leever Cancer Center and Yale New Haven Hospital for the special care they provided to Bert.
Funeral services were at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. Burial followed in St. James Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Leever Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.
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