Jimmy Francis Hughes, 77, from New Harbor, passed away at the Sussman Hospice Home in Rockport on the evening of Dec 12, 2019, with his wife Patty at his side. He was born in Fullerton, Ca. on Dec 31, 1941 to Valden Valentine Hughes and Geraldine Elizabeth (Riley) Hughes.
Jim and Patty were married at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse by Rev Bobby Ives after being apart for 40 years. They were high school sweethearts and engaged to be married, but broke up before marrying. After forty years they were reunited and married, and said that forty years seemed like yesterday.
Jim is predeceased by his parents and his daughter Dawn.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Patty, daughters Deanna and Dayna, and son Scott, grandchildren Alexandra and Frelen, also by stepson Rick and stepdaughter Terry.
Jim worked out of New Harbor as a sternman on the F/V Potato and for many years on the F/V Iris L., he and owned the Bratty Patty for several years. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Everett F. Larson, DDS from 1959 to 1963 and was always happiest at sea or on the water, fishing. After retiring from fishing his happy place was in his barn by the warm fire with his fishing buddies and friends having a great time telling “fish lies”.
At his request there will be no service and his ashes will be scattered along the Marsh Island shore near New Harbor.