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Donald Hough

Donald J. Hough

Friday, April 3rd, 1953 - Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Donald J. Hough, age 66, passed away peacefully on February 11th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Donald was born on April 3rd, 1953 in Sussex Borough. Donald enjoyed farming, hunting, bowling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He worked as a custodial / maintenance worker for the Sussex Wantage Board of Education for 33 years, retiring in 2016. After retirement, Donald returned to working on the farm at Deckertown Holsteins as a farmhand. In October of 2019, Donald had to retire from farming when he became ill. Donald was an active member of the Sussex Fire Dept., serving as captain of the Fire Police from 2010—2020.
Donald was predeceased by his parents, William D. and Jean F. Hough. Donald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda (Jackson) Hough; his children Craig Hough and fiancé Missy Babcock, and Colleen Little and husband Jake; grandchildren Danielle, Christopher, Hannah, Audry, Heath, Julie, and Kyle; and a great-granddaughter, Paisley. He is also survived by his siblings Ronnie, Billy (Rachel), Dickie (Becky), Brian (Theresa) Hough, Carol (Don) Card, Patty (Daniel) Pelt, and Donna Mack, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
A visitation for Donald will be held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 from 10AM to 12 noon at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial in the Frankford Plains Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sussex Fire Dept.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Ferguson Funeral Home
    27 Third Street
    SUSSEX, NJ 07461
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  • Service

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 12:00pm
    Ferguson Funeral Home
    27 Third Street
    SUSSEX, NJ 07461
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Wade Abbott


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Debbie Howell

Posted at 08:35am
To the Hough Family,
We are so very sorry for the heartfelt loss of your husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend! Donny had an impeccable smile and hello for everyone. We will always remember him as a hard worker, and always wore a smile. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. May your beautiful memories give you comfort on those difficult days. May God grant you His peace, love, strength, and grace to walk this journey.
With our deepest sympathies,
Ronnie, Rayna, & Debbie Howell
Wantage, NJ

Cheryl Raperto

Posted at 08:30pm
Godspeed Donny. You were a gentleman and a friend. Not many have the resolve to focus and see a job or project through as you did. A kind a bbq d gentle man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. I couldn't come up with a a greater few words than kind and caring....that was you. God Bless you our friend. Rest easy.

- Cheryl Raperto

Cheryl Raperto Posted at 08:33pm

A kind and gentle man

Cathy Pickett Posted at 03:18pm

Donny I will always remember your gentleness, such a handsome man you were. My heart aches at your passing, my love and prayers I send to your family. Rest my dear cousin. Love always, Katie ❤️

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