Claudia Jo Hughes

Obituary of Claudia Jo Hughes


Claudia Jo Hughes, age 87, born May 1, 1935 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to James R. and Anja Birmingham, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Meadowood Senior Living of Lansdale, PA.  She attended schools in Colorado Springs, graduating from CSHS in 1953.  She married Joshua Harold Hughes, Jr. on November 27, 1954 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Claudia Jo moved to Pennsylvania in 1955. She worked at PECO, until the birth of their first son.  She was the director and teacher of  the First Presbyterian Church, Chester, PA. She was also employed with James J. Pace, and then as the Director of Volunteer Services with Crozer Chester Medical Center, until her retirement in 1995.


She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband of 57 years, Hal,  her step-father, Herman Bundy, in-laws, J. Harold and Helen Hughes, sister-in-law, Anne Hughes Harriz, daughter-in-law, Alice Hughes and granddaughter, Dr. Alessandra Barreiro



Sons: Joshua Harold Hughes III, Keith Hughes (Susan)

Daughter: Sheri Barreiro (Mauricio)

Grandchildren: Christian Barreiro (Mery), Nathan and Patrick Hughes, Alex, Danielle Jo and Meghan Hughes

Great-Grandchild: Emilia Barreiro

Nephew: Donald G. Harriz (Sarah)

Niece: Julia Harriz Myers (Bruce)


A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 24th, from 1-4 P.M., at The Empress Room, located on the grounds of Saint Helena Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pa. 19422.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: John Shapiro Superheroes Foundation 1660 Forest Creek Drive, Blue Bell Pa., 19422. Donations can also be made on the website through PayPal.


“Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudices toward my fellow man. Give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you.  If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.”

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