Francis E. “Cuie” McHugh, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Francis E. “Cuie” McHugh, Jr.

July 24, 1935 - October 22, 2022

Francis E. “Cuie” McHugh, Jr., age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 24, 1935, he was a son of the late Francis E. and Margaret (Leonard) McHugh, Sr. Cuie was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School. He then proudly served in the United States Army. Cuie spent his career at Dupont Co. as an Instrumental Worker until his retirement.

Deep in his faith, Cuie was a devout, longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church. He could often be found tending to his garden or cheering on any of the Philadelphia sports teams. Cuie also enjoyed learning and researching his family genealogy. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Cuie was preceded in death by his brothers, John McHugh and James McHugh. He is survived by his children, Paula McHugh of New Castle, Michael McHugh of Wilmington, and Victor McHugh of New Castle; siblings, Edward McHugh of Middletown, Margaret Atkins (Medford), Lois McClure, Deborah McHugh, and Janice McHugh, all of New Castle; and grandchildren, Joseph McHugh, Michael Domanski, Jr., and Justin McHugh.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony Street, New Castle, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held at the adjoining St. Peter’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cuie’s memory to St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church at the address listed above or online by clicking here.


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7 Condolences for Francis E. “Cuie” McHugh, Jr.

  • Would like to offer our condolences to the family. Such a nice man. Family Man!! Heartfelt sorrow for your family. Your father’s at peace with the lord.

  • Great man and will be missed greatly

  • To Paula and family I am so sorry to hear about your dad he was such a wonderful guy. I enjoyed every time we always got together with you guys at Richard’s house. My prayers and condolences go out to you and yours

  • Sorry for your loss; he is without pain. Jack was in pain, so. I know how you feel. God bless all of you; you will be in our prayers. RIP,Cuie love to all.

  • Victor, we are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our hearts break for you and your family.

  • Paula, I’m so sorry for your loss. You were a great daughter. Keeping you all in my prayers and hoping you hang on to all the good memories…I know there are many. 💕

  • Paula, Victor, Michael and family my deepest condolences. Your father was a great man and will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With sympathy ❤️‍🩹
    Allen and Steven