Thomas McHugh

December 8, 1937 - July 9, 2019
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Thomas McHugh, 81, was called by the Lord to his final resting place in Heaven on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Mr. McHugh was born on December 8, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York to parents John Patrick and Winifred McHugh.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Mr. McHugh worked for 20 years as an English teacher for Del Rio High School and after his retirement, he resided in Laredo for the remaining 9 years of his life.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving children, Eileen (Rob) Cartwright, John Patrick (Ana Laura) McHugh, Patricia Francis (Eduardo) Tellez, Timothy (Valerie) McHugh and Erin (Jaime) Rodriguez; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 15, 2019, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, with visitation starting at 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  A prayer service will start at 10:00 am by Father Hector Flores.  Interment will immediately follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.  Full military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr. Laredo, TX 78041 (956)723-3611.  You may leave condolences to the family online at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: 11:15 am

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: December 8, 1937
Died: July 9, 2019

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Joan Gardner Bice posted on 7/16/19

I just read Tom's obituary in the Del Rio News-Herald. I taught with Tom at Del Rio High School and attended some political gatherings with him. I had not known that he moved to Laredo, as I was in Virginia for 11 years. Back in Del Rio, I am re-united with our common teaching community. I enjoyed Tom's friendship during his time here. I hope that his last years were healthy and pain free A good man has gone home. I ask God to bless and comfort all his family, and turn grief to loving memories.


Josie Garcia posted on 7/15/19

Del Río High School was lucky to have him and I had the privilege as well to be one of his students. May heaven receive you with fields filled of cherry tomatoes, we all know how much you enjoyed snacking on them! We often sit back and think of our high school years, and you Sir, will always remembered! Rest In Peace Mr . McHugh!


Janette posted on 7/15/19

We are saddened to hear about his passing as we just found out today. He was a sweet kind man. Very comical I might say. I've never met another one quite like Mr. McHugh, he is surely one of a kind. I knew how much he loved and missed his family as he would always bring them up. I have always worried about him, wondering if he ever reconnected. Makes me happy to know he had moved out of Del Rio and hopefully moved close to them. May you rest in peace Mr. McHugh! Wish you knew how much you impacted our lives and how much we loved you. My condolences to his family. You will be greatly missed!


Tranq Martinez posted on 7/14/19

My condolences to the family of Tom McHugh. I was sadden to hear of his passing. I first got to know Tom when we were both stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas. I was his sponsor when he was assigned to the Communication Squadron. As a Result I was able to meet his whole family. A fine family he had. My condolences to the whole family. I'm sorry to say that I will be unable to attend the funeral because of prior commitments in San Antonio on Monday.