Neville James Hughes

February 27, 1931 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 88)


On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Neville James Hughes, of Silver Spring, MD, passed away in Bedford Court of Silver Spring, MD surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Neville was born on February 27, 1931 in Manchester, England; is from English/Welsh descent and was employed for over 25 years with the British Embassy of Washington DC.

Neville is survived by his wife, Catherine Coyle Hughes; three children, Mark Dennis Hughes (Deborah Ann Hart-Hughes), Kathleen Frances Hughes-Matsangakis (Pierre Matsangakis), Paul James Hughes (Bethany Wheeler Hughes); his sister Pauline Lennox and cousin Paul Jarman. Neville Hughes is the grandfather of Sophia Catherine Matsangakis (Gabriel Joseph Dietrich), Michael Ryan Matsangakis, Ian Holben Hughes, Grant Raymond Hughes, Dean Matthew Hughes, and Heather Caroline Hughes and is a great grandfather to Enzo Michel Matsangakis and Donovan Reid Dietrich.

Neville Hughes was a wonderful and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Neville found so much pleasure in seeing all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and each child always made him light up with joy. Neville Hughes enjoyed life and it was infectious to be around him due to his passion for so many experiences. Neville had the pleasure to travel most of the world with his wife, enjoyed soccer and watching his sons and grandchildren play, coached soccer, had a cabin cruiser boat and enjoyed taking it out on the bay, often overnight with friends and family, loved anything airplanes or airports including air shows, was a gifted artist and painter, enjoyed fine arts, museums, art galleries, music, swimming at Calverton pool, the ocean, leisure at his condominium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was up for any fun adventure. Neville had a wonderful sense of humor and almost nothing felt as great as sharing a joke or story that included long bouts of raucous laughter, often ending in tears of joy with him. Neville's own childlike demeanor led to his kids having so much fun by incorporating creativity and imagination in everyday life. Neville was so responsible and cared deeply not only for his own wife and children/great/grandchildren but also for his sisters, and parents, as well. Neville Hughes was loved by all, lived a very full and happy life, will be profoundly missed and we all are eternally grateful for having Neville be a part of our lives. God Bless him.

Visitation will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 15663 Norbeck Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20906 on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon with Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon. Interment Private. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation® 
Executive Offices 
1832 Connecticut Avenue, NW 
Suite 420, 
Washington, DC 20009 
Telephone: 202-298-9211 
Fax: 202-244-4999 




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August 5, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Mass of Christian Burial
August 5, 2019

12:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
15661 Norbeck Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD 20906


Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation®
1832 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 420, Washington DC 20009
Tel: 1-202-298-9211

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