Dennis G. Hughson

Mr. Dennis G. Hughson "Denny/Snake" of Matamoras, PA died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown .  He was 73.

He was born June 10, 1944 in Port Jervis, NY the son of the late Gordon Hughson and the late Ruth B. Manning Hughson.

Dennis married Donna Jones 29 years ago on January 30, 1988 in Milford, PA

He was the Owner & Operator of Forgatch Building Specialities, Middletown, NY.

He was a member of the Port Jervis Elks Club and a social member of the Tri-State Naval Ship in Port Jervis

A family statement read: “Denny always had a way of making people laugh.  Even in his last days of his life he was putting a smile on all of us and the wonderful nurses at Orange Regional Medical Center. I would like to thank Dr. Edgard Quinones and his Staff and Dr. Dhiren Patel and his staff for never giving up on Denny.”

Surviving are:

Wife: Donna Hughson  

Children:  Leslie Thompson & her husband Jack, Linda Hughson, and Jillian Feese & her husband Jason, Edwin Isaacson & his wife Leidy and Christina McElroy.

2 Brothers: Ricky Hughson Arthur Hughson & his wife Carol  

3 sisters: Barbara Clark & her husband Fred, Geraldine Ryman & her husband Ed and Dinah McBride & her husband Bill.

12 Grandchildren:  Ashley, Amanda, Alexandra, Victoria, Olivia, Emily, Sydney, Sophia, Clint, Logan, Luis and Ariel.

3 sisters-In-Law: Toni Hughson, Fay Hughson & Pam Hughson  

Mother-in-law:  Jean Jones.

Brother-in law: Donald Jones Jr. and wife Dolores

Sisters-in-law: Debbie Finkbinder and Husband Tom; Dawn Bridges and Husband Stan; Stephanie Lamb and Pamela Gayhart

Good Friend: Joann Ghegan, and his Cruise Buddy’s Roberta Heckman, JoAnne Messinger and Sandy Scott

Special care giver:  Irma Aschoff

Also several nieces and nephews

Predeceased sister:  Darlene Hughson

Predeceased brothers: Roy, Larry & Donald Hughson

Predeceased by his father-in-law:  Donald Jones

Predeceased good friend: Louie Ghegan


A memorial visitation will be at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 noon followed by a memorial service at 12:00 PM at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Matamoras, PA at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit