Lawrence  Hughes

Obituary of Lawrence "Larry" Hughes

Beloved husband of
the late “Susie” Susan (Smith) Hughes;
who after eight long years, he is finally
reunited with. Dear father of William T.
(Karen), Robert J. “Jerry” (Kerry) and
Michael P. (Kimberly) Hughes. Proud
Papa to Ryan, Erin, Emma, Andrew,
Olivia, Owen, Aidan and the late
Madison Hughes. Brother of Anne Ryan
(late Richard “Dick” Ulrich) and the late
Robert T. (Loretta) Hughes. Cherished
uncle of William (Eileen) Ryan and
Susan Ryan; also survived by several
other loving nieces, nephews, cousins
and close family friends. Friends may
call Thursday, December 5, 2019 from
3-8 p.m. at the JAMES W. CANNAN
Chapel) 3155 Orchard Park Road. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Friday at Our Lady of Charity Parish
(St. Ambrose Worship Site) at 11:30
AM. Please assemble at church. In
lieu of flowers, donations graciously
accepted in Larry’s name at the Kaleida
Health Foundation, 1028 Main Street,
Buffalo, New York 14203. “Big Lar”

spent nearly 25 years at the Courier-
Express newspaper before it folded

in 1982. He moved on to work with
the City of Buffalo, as a bus operator
for the NFTA and the Erie County
Sheriff’s Office before eventually
retiring. His work also included over 30
years in security industry and he was
a long time member of Local 235, the
Ushers & Ticket Takers union at the
Memorial Auditorium, Rich Stadium
and the Buffalo Convention Center.
He was an active member of the
Courier-Express Alumni Association,
Knights of Columbus Nash Council,
First Ward & South Buffalo Democratic
Association, South Buffalo Hockey &
Football Association, South Park High
School reunion committee and the
South Park Men’s Golf Club. Larry
loved watching his Buffalo Bills and
Buffalo Sabres, listening to his police
& fire scanner every night, rooting
against the Yankees, bragging about
his grandchildren, talking about his
three boys and his beloved “Susie.” The
entire Hughes family would like to thank
everyone who checked in on, supported
or helped Larry, especially these past
few years. We are forever grateful.

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3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019
James W. Cannan Funeral Home
3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

11:30 am
Friday, December 6, 2019
Our Lady Of Charity Parish
260 Ridgewood
Buffalo, New York, United States


Holy Cross Cemetery
2900 South Park Ave
Lackawanna, New York, United States