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Ross W. "Billy" Hughes

July 10, 1942 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 78)

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Ross William “Billy” Hughes, 78, of Ludlow, passed away April 17, 2021. He was born in Holyoke, MA on July 10, 1942 to the late Willis and Helen (Krawczyk) Hughes. He served honorably in the US Army from 1959-1962. A tractor trailer driver for local firms since 1997, he was a member of Teamsters 404 for 20 years. Billy enjoyed fishing, watching football and baseball, and riding his Victory motorcycle which he rode across country. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 24 years, Janet (Spaulding) Hughes; a special niece, Kimberly Hughes and many other family members and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Merle Hughes.

Private services with military honors will be held at the MA Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements. For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

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