NELSON's Story

RUMFORD - Nelson W. Hughes, 50, died Monday, September 29, 2014 at his residence in Rumford. He was born in New Milford, CT on April 5, 1964, the son of Nelson and Leanna (McBreairty) Hughes and was raised and attended schools in Allagash, Maine.

Nelson served for 6 years with the Maine Army National Guard as a Specialist Four, Battery B 1st Battalion. He worked as a construction worker for Len Poulin Construction Company in Winslow, Maine. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and enjoyed motor sports, snowmobile racing, mud runs, hunting and fishing. He was well known for his mechanical abilities.

Nelson was married in Norridgewock, Maine, May 26, 2012 to Amy Martin who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include a daughter, Nikki "Little Nikkin" Hughes and companion, Devon Siltz of Linneus; sisters, Althea Bouchard and husband, Galen and Pam Hughes and companion, Richard Brown of Caribou, Wilda Saunders and husband, Steve, and Laura Hughes of Hodgdon; step-children, Ashley McLellan and husband, Eric of Maryland, Thomas Hutchins of Lewiston, and Tyler Martin of Rumford; former wife and mother of his children, Lori Ingraham and her family, Thomas and Pam Clark of Hodgdon; several nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by 2 children, Coleman Robert and Jacob Thomas Hughes, and a sister, Nila Hughes Soucy.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at

There are no calling hours but friends are invited to attend a graveside service with Military Honors 1 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Linneus Cemetery, South Oakfield Road, Linneus, Maine. Arrangements are under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford, Maine 04276.
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