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Hugh A. Tague

February 6, 1964 - November 3, 2020

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Hugh A. Tague III a.k.a. Stu a.k.a. Hugh the Stronger

02/06/1964 – 11/03/2020


Hugh Alphonsus Tague III completed his earthly mission the morning of election day, laying his head upon his Savior’s breast as he rested at home with his beloved chihuahua mix, The Wee Baby Seamus. Hughie had fought an illness in his final year that could not be fixed with his usual approach of taking it apart and putting it back together with electrical tape, or else surely he would have found a cure.


Hugh was born and raised in West Wildwood, New Jersey, relocating to the Pocono Mountains with his young family in the 1990s. He worked in factories, car dealerships, and auto shops, always using his hands to gently fix what others had broken. He loved so many things, including poetry, music, and fishing; but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his kids and smoking his beloved herb.


Hugh is survived by his wife Cookie (nee Eszlari, Rhinebeck NY) and his three heartbroken children – Hugh the Younger (36, Lake Ariel), Princess Lauren (34, Phoenixville) and Patches “Dammit” Tague (32, Quakertown), all of whom inherited his hopeful spirit and unbreaking loyalty. He is also survived by both of his parents, Dolly and Hugh the Elder; a brother, John Boy; two half-brothers, Travis and Jared; and an estranged sibling that the family decided did not deserve to be named in this tribute, lest they see it as an opportunity to make money off of his death. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and many close friends old and new.


His family knows that while Hugh lived a fulfilling 56 years and was proud of everything he had accomplished, he would have loved to have gone to one more show with his lifelong friend, Jimmy Kelly.


Due to the pandemic, there will be no formal memorial at this time. The family asks that anyone wishing to honor Hughie please don a mourning tie-dye and imbibe in your favorite herb or spirit; and most of all, have fun in everything you do.


Cremation services provided by Hessling funeral home.