Philip's Story

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. - Rev. Philip Calvin Hughey Jr. passed away quietly in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on March 31, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Alberta W. (Daniel) Hughey for 69 years. He was known as "Pastor Hughey" to the congregations of 6 churches throughout his life as a minister. His pastorates were in Camden, New Jersey; Washburn, Maine; Clinton, Massachusetts; Hillside, New Jersey; Brewer, Maine; and finally in Manchester, New Hampshire. After his retirement, he continued to share the Word of God in a Bible fellowship in Allagash, Maine.

He and his father, Philip C. Hughey Sr., founded the Aroostook Bible Camp in the 1940s. Summer after summer children and young people from around New England came for two weeks of camp life in Allagash.

He was an inspirational father to his family. He is survived by Philip C. Hughey III and his wife, Marilyn, Alberta W. Merrill and her husband, Erwin, Susan G. Hughey, Ruth H. Vanidestine and her husband, Gary, and Paul D. Hughey and his wife, Lori Lin. He loved to pray every day for his family, including his 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

His life was dedicated to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again. All the family rejoice in knowing that he is with his Savior and reunited with his beloved "Wray."

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Aubertine-Lopes in New Bedford. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 4, at Pacific Union Congregational Church in Westport Massachusetts at 2:00 p.m.
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