CORINTH - Joseph H. Hughes, 96, of Gabriel Road, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at his home.
Born on Oct. 8, 1914, in Alaben, he was the son of the late Felix and Mary (Enest) Hughes.
Joe attended Flieshman High School.
He married Mary Gabriel on Nov. 4, 1939, in Satchberry, Vt. The couple resided in Corinth for many years. She died Dec. 31, 2001, following 62 years of marriage.
Joe joined the United States Army on April 15, 1943, serving during World War II in campaigns in the Ardennes and in Germany. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Following the war, he was employed as a welder at the International Paper Co. in Corinth for 35 years, until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the IP Quarter Century Club.
After his retirement, Joe worked at the Saratoga Harness Track for more than 15 years.
He served the Town of Corinth for many years, first as town councilman for eight years and then as supervisor for four years. He also served as vice-chairman of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee for several years.
Joe was a member of the Horace D. Washburn American Legion Post No. 533 of Corinth for 50 years and was a 53 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He enjoyed baseball, reading, history, hunting, but mostly spending time with his family.
Besides his wife and his parents, he was also predeceased by two brothers, Jack and George Hughes; and two sisters, Anna Moser and Adelade Spoljeric.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Pombrio of Corinth; two sons, Howard F. Hughes and his wife, Beth, of South Glens Falls and Robert J. Hughes and his wife, Coral, of Ocean Park, Wash.; three grandchildren: Philip “Chip” Pombrio of Corinth, Joseph “Larry” Pombrio and his wife, Cindi, of Covington, Wash., and Daniel Hughes and his wife, Melissa, of Corinth; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Holy Mother and Child Parish, 407 Palmer Ave., Corinth, with the Rev. Charles Gaffigan officiating.
Burial will be at Corinth Rural Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Densmore Funeral Home Inc., 7 Sherman Ave., Corinth.
Members of the Horace D. Washburn American Legion Pos No.t 533 of Corinth will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials take the form of donations to the Corinth Emergency Squad, 101 Sherman Ave., Corinth, NY 12822 or the charity of ones choice.