James T. McHugh
1932 - 2012
We recently were saddend to learn that Jim McHugh died 14 January 2012.
As one of forty volunteers, he transcribed nearly 900 baptismal, marriage, and burial records of Diocese of Wilmington registers for the parishes of St. Ann, St. Joseph-on-the Brandywine, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St Paul (Delaware City) and St. Peter (New Castle).
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
May he rest in God's eternal peace.
His obituary may be found at:
James T. McHugh
Jim is a retired electronics engineer. He
has lived in Newark, DE since 1981. He was born and raised in
He became interested in tracing his family roots in 1984 when he applied
for Irish Citizenship based on his maternal grandparents. On one
of his trips to Ireland, he visited Clonmel, Tipperary and found records
of grandfather John Flynn and grandmother Mary (Carey) and two uncles
and two aunts. The Flynn family immigrated to the USA in 1985.
First to upstate NY and the to Philadelphia where John Flynn
worked with the police dept. tending horses.
He has not been able to trace his McHugh line other than that he knows
grandfather James T McHugh and Grandmother Mary (McCarthy) had a son and
daughter John and Regina Delaney. Regina had two children. He had lost touch with the McHugh
branch in the 1950s and could not find a trace although he visited
Corpus Christy Parish in Philly where his grandparents had a candy
store. But he could find no records.
He learned of the work being done to transcribe church records through
his membership in the New Castle County Irish Society. He is very
glad that he volunteered to help.