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Michael Kevin McHugh

December 7, 1957 ~ May 16, 2018 (age 60)

Visitation- Saturday May 19, 2018 and Sunday May 20, 2018 from 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral  Home, 245 Main St.

Funeral Mass- Monday May 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene R.C. Church, Bohemia

Interment- St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael (“Mike”) Kevin McHugh (60 years old) announces his passing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 after a year-long battle with Leukemia. Mike was the devoted husband of over 30 years to Michelle and father of Michael Thomas (Madelyn) and Bridgette Jean. Mike was the loving son of Michael Joseph and brother of Jean Johns (James), Daniel (Carolyn), Thomas (Carol), Margo Jack (Russell), Patrick (Cindy), and Timothy (Deborah). Mike was the beloved uncle to 25 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Honorah.

Mike was born on December 7, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1972, Mike and his family moved to East Islip, Long Island. After settling in to life on Long Island, Mike never considered living anywhere else. Always the athlete, Mike was Offensive Lineman for the East Islip High School Redmen and then went on to play in college for the Hofstra University Flying Dutchmen (now Pride). He was a captain in his senior year of High School and College, demonstrating his competitive nature and leadership. Mike also won the Village of Hempstead’s “The Mayor’s Trophy” in 1978, which honored an athlete for fair play and sportsmanship.

Mike knew when he was in college at Hofstra University that he wanted a career in mortgage banking.  After graduating Hofstra in 1980 with a degree in Economics and Business, Mike began as a mortgage loan officer. He then started his own company, Continental Capital Corporation, which eventually became Continental Home Loans, a leading privately held mortgage bank in New York.  For 30 years, Mike owned Continental Home Loans and served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Continental was acquired by Freedom Mortgage Corporation in 2014 and Mike, with his incredible understanding of the mortgage industry, stayed on as a Senior Vice President of Retail Lending.  Mike dedicated much of his professional career as a member of industry organizational boards and advisory councils throughout the country, which included lobbying in Washington, D.C. for changes in regulations to support the industry and homeowners. He also led the New York State Community Bankers for many years.

Beyond his professional commitments, he never turned down an opportunity to coach one of Michael’s sports teams (lovingly called, “Coach Dad”) or take Bridgette, his Pumpkin, out on a date night to the movies. He was a die-hard Yankee fan – he and Michelle spent the beginning of their courtship at Yankee Stadium on Friday nights. They shared that passion with their whole family. Mike was never one to miss a party and according to friends lit up the room upon his arrival and, more often than not, was the last to leave. Anyone lucky enough to call him a friend has several fond memories of their times together. He was an avid golfer and boater. His family and close friends enjoyed many, sometimes rambunctious, excursions to Montauk and Fire Island. He could be found on the weekend cheering loudly for all of his nieces and nephews sporting events and supporting his alma matre, the East Islip Redmen. He was also a Board Member of the Hofstra Pride Club and worked diligently to elevate the University. He will be dearly missed.

Donations may be made to:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PO Box 5028, Hagerstown MD 21741-5028

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