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Helen Marie (Nally) Hughes

January 3, 1920 - July 15, 2021

Helen Marie (Nally) Hughes, age 101, of Kennett Square, PA passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 3, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Gallagher) Nally. Helen was a talented homemaker, who dedicated many years to caring for her family.

She traveled the world with her husband as a military wife for 21 years. A devout Catholic, Helen was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Newark, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Altar Society and most recently attended St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square, PA. Active in her community, she served as a committee woman for the Democratic Party for 21 years.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph V. Hughes, Sr; son, Joseph V. Hughes, Jr; daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Symes; 6 sisters; and 3 brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Wentz (Tom) of Mequon, WI; son, Michael P. Hughes of Avondale, PA; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 pm until 5 pm on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 5 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery.


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4 Condolences for Helen Marie (Nally) Hughes

  • God Bless Helen and her wonderful family! To think she made me my first tuna fish sandwich over 50 years ago! Very proud to know the Hughes family for all these years!

  • I always loved your laugh Mommom­čą░

  • Mike and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I hope the many years of happiness and joy you shared with your mom will comfort you during this difficult time. I fondly remember your mom and dad from our days in Brookside.
    Be well my friend.

  • Helen was my neighbor for many years. I have missed her many stores and wonderful laughter. will always be remembered.