SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. - John J. Hughes, retired president of the former Sleepy Hollow Bank, died Dec. 31 at the age of 82.
Born Feb. 5, 1929 in New York, he was the only son of Thomas M. and Agnes Hughes. He attended The Irving School in Sleepy Hollow and graduated from Georgetown University in 1950. For two years following his graduation, Hughes served in the U.S. Army.
Following his discharge, he worked for Manufacturers Hanover Bank until 1956. In that year, he became chairman and president of Sleepy Hollow Bank. Hughes also served as president of the Westchester County Banker's Association and in several banking industry groups.
A resident of Millbrook, N.Y. and Tarrytown, Hughes was a lifelong horseman. A member of Golden Bridge and Millbrook Hunts, he rode horses throughout the country as well as in Ireland. His passion for horses included driving and shop jumping.
Hughes was also an accomplished golfer, playing for many years at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, as well as winning the men's golf championship at Lake Placid Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Kelly Hughes, his sons John J. Hughes Jr. of Tarrytown and Thomas Hughes of Cuttingsville, Vt., his daughters Patricia Barnes of Mendham, N.J., Katherine Shelburne of Byfield, Mass. and Kelly Hughes of New York and Sharon, Conn. and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters Sally Hughes and Mary Daly.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tarrytown. A funeral mass will take place at St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by a private interment. The family suggests that donations be made to a favorite charity in his memory.
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