HUGHES, JOYCE (nee: Reyes)

48, of Bayonne, entered into eternal rest on October 13, 2016, at Bayonne Medical Center with her family by her side. Born in Long Island, New York, Joyce moved to the Philippines as a young girl where she attended the University of Santo Thomas earning her degree in Psychology. She returned to the United States in 1991 where she resided in Queens, New York before settling in Bayonne 19 years ago to raise her family. Joyce was employed as a healthcare technician at the VA Harbor Healthcare Hospital in Manhattan, NY. A devout Catholic, Joyce taught religion classes at Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish (St. Mary Star of the Sea). Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Gene E. Hughes in 2011, and her parents, Lucas Reyes and Anacleta (Guzman). Left to cherish her legacy are her daughters, Bianca and Candace; her sister Eleanor Reyes Cabalag and her husband Carl, her niece Abigail; Sister-in-law Sabrina Hughes Tate and brother-in-law Reggie Hughes; and her friends. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.

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