Hugh McCague

Born: Sat., Apr. 24, 1965
Died: Tue., Jul. 17, 2018


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 22, 2018
Location: Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals

Funeral Service

6:30 PM Sun., Jul. 22, 2018
Location: Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals

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Hugh McCague, 53, resident of River Plaza section of Middletown, lovingly known as Hughie to his family and friends, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Hugh passed with his family by his side. He was born and raised in Knockatallon, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, and after finishing college in Ireland in 1982, moved to Luton, England before emigrating to Red Bank, NJ in 1993. He was a civil engineer with HMC Associates Inc.  He was a proud Irishman and also an active communicant of St. James Catholic Church in Red Bank.

Hugh will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Deirdre Courtney, and his three children, daughters Aoife and Grainne and son Aidan. His legacy continues through his nine siblings, Maria Sexton and husband Kevin, Margaret McCague, Charlie McCague and wife Sabrina, Anita Corley and husband Brian, Jacqueline Courtney, Philip McCague and wife Sonia, Brendan Treanor and wife Paula, Rita Treanor, Elaine Ferguson and husband Brendan; as well as twenty-three nieces and nephews.

Hugh was passionate about music and was a champion fiddle player in his youth, having won the All Ireland Comhaltas Ceoltoiri competition at the age of 14. Hugh was also a gifted athlete, he was the captain of the Scotstown Gaelic Football Team and played for the Monaghan County Minor team from 1979 to 1981. However, his greatest passion in later years was golf, taking tremendous joy and pride coaching his son Aidan, who is now a member of the CBA Golf Team. 

Hugh was a man that always gave back. Something that gave him great joy was volunteering with the Challenged Youth Sports Program where he was devoted and was inspired by these kids.  In 2010, he was recognized by Middletown and awarded Volunteer of the Year for his efforts. He will be remembered best for his infectious laugh, sparkling blue eyes, unique fashion style, cutting edge dance moves and a smile, that if you were lucky enough to be his friend, then you knew the grin, and no matter what your mood was it would make you smile too!  

Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Sunday, July 22 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, 153 Church Street, Belford. Hugh will then depart for Ireland where his funeral service will be celebrated in his hometown parish of Knockatallon, Co. Monaghan and laid to rest with his beloved parents, Charlie and Mary McCague.

Chuid eile i sίocháin ár aingeal (Rest In Peace Our Angel)

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Rosita Quirke (Mallon)
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
Sorry the hear of Hughie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. He’ll be with Mary and Charlie now. Sincerely Rosita.

Colleen Taylor
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
An HONEST man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with his image blest;
the friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so informed;
If there is another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
-Robert Burn-

May I always hear you beautiful fiddle melody
in my heart Hughie until we meet again.
Xx Colleen

Marykate McDonald
   Posted Thu July 19, 2018
Dear Deirdre,
My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to you and your family.
May Hughie rest in peace
God bless,
Marykate McDonald

Haslach Family
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
We are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Angela McElroy
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
Death is nothing atall..I have only slipped into the next room.Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you and the old life that we lived together is untouched. Whatever we were to each other..that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play,smile,think of me pray for me. Let my name be the household word it always was and spoken without effort. Life is all that it ever meant. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight?. I am but waiting for you...somewhere very near-just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting...when we meet again. Attr. Henry Scott-holland.

Austin Murray
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
Charlie and all the McCague's,
Go ndeanfaidh Dia trochaire are a anam!
Peace ... Austin

Hugh McCague
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
So sorry to hear the sad news about Hugh passing away. Our condolences to his immediate family and siblings. May he rest in peace now Love Hugh and family (England)

Stella Mc Nicholas (Keenan)
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
Deirdre, my heart goes out to you & your beautiful children. I am so so sorry. Rest in Peace Hughie x

Brendan Johnston
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
My condolences on Hugh’s death.My condolences to Deirdre and daughters and son.Condolences to Hugh’s sisters and Charlie and Philip.

James P. Gorman
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
We wish to Express our Deepest Condolences to the McCague Family!
I knew Hughie and played golf with him and his brother Charlie at the Beacon Hill Country Club!!

In addition, I met his wife Deidre and there children: Aoife, Grainne and Aidan.
We look forward to seeing his family at the Club!!

Best Regards,
James and Maria Gorman

Anthony lofaro
   Posted Fri July 20, 2018
Rest In Peace

Ron & Pam Weiss
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
Deidre & Children
We are deeply saddened to learn of Hughie’s passing, he will be greatly missed.
He certainly was a man that gave back to the community, neighbors and friends. Whenever we had a large snowstorm Hughie was always there to plow the driveway and after Nor’easters use his chainsaw to cut my large branches.
One could not ask for a better neighbor, i remember him playing the fiddle for my grand daughter.
Pam & Ron Weiss

Nóra Mac Cinna
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
Brón orainn nuair a chuala muid faoi bhás
Hughie ó Nóra, Síona, Nuala, Lorcán
, Colm agus Eoin Mac Cinna.

Jane and Bob Calicari
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
Our sincere condolences on the your loss.

The Calicari Family

Ralph, Anthony , Domenic Grano
   Posted Sat July 21, 2018
Our deepest condolences to your family. May Hugh Rest In Peace he will be missed

Lynn Courtney & Leo Holland
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
Dear Deirdre
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the untimely death of Hugh. May he RIP .

Gerard Sherry
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
My condolences to the McCague family on the passing of Hugh.

The Tavares Family
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
Our sincerest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugh was a wonderful man with a smile we will always remember. May he RIP 🙏

John Maguire
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Hugh. A gracious man who always had a kind word and a smile. He will be greatly missed by all who were lucky to know him.

John and Lisa Maguire

Dermot Connolly
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Very sorry to hear the sad news and at such a young age. My heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace. Dermot Connolly

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