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Edward J. McHugh Sr.

March 7, 1928 — February 24, 2019

Captain Edward J. McHugh, Sr., passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the age of 90. He was born March 7, 1928, to the late Edward Bernard McHugh & May Elizabeth Gilfoy McHugh.  He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and is now resting with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He was born in Chicago and served proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Delta Airlines in 1988 after 32 years as an airline pilot.  He was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. He loved sharing stories about his adventures as an airline pilot. He was an avid traveler, whistler, tinkerer and life-long learner. He was often referred to by his sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great -grandchildren as “Gramps the Boss”.

He is survived by his most beloved wife of 69 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Healy McHugh; children; Donna (Vernon) Liebert of Dunwoody, GA, Kathleen (David) Goldstein of Stuart, FL,  Patricia(Gary) Cason of Seneca, SC,  Betty (Timothy) Kelbel of Cincinnati, OH, Terri (preceded in death Jerry) Iven of Jenson Beach, FL, Edward J. (Karen Christina) McHugh, Jr. of Tampa, FL, Timothy P. McHugh of Cleveland, TN, Mary (Blake) Thomas of Johns Creek, GA, and Michael (Jennifer) McHugh of Stafford, VA.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00PM, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Serenity Funeral Home at 3010 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN. with a Rosary service beginning at 6:30p.m. A Funeral Mass celebrating Captain McHugh’s life, will be held at 11:00 am Friday, March 1, 2019 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Dr. NW, Cleveland, TN. Columburial service will follow on the grounds of St. Therese Catholic Church with military honors concluding the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Edward J. McHugh Sr. to Hearth Hospice, 1800 Rossville Avenue, Suite 114, Chattanooga, TN 37408.

 

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at www.serenityfunerals.com

Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 28, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

6:30 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 1, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church

900 Clingan Ridge Drive Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37312

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