Mrs. Marina P. Hughes

Passed away on February 7, 2019

Marina “Nina” (Parmenter) Hughes, was called home to be with our Lord on Thursday February 7, 2019. Born August 19, 1934 in Sudbury, England, Mrs. Hughes had been a resident of the US since 1960 and a citizen since 1970. Nina had called Tampa her home since 1974, and was a resident of Bay Crest Park since 1986. She enjoyed spending time at home in her garden, and going to the gym. At the age of 50 she started running, and enjoyed competing in races the rest of her life. Nina was also an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and attended games regularly. Her greatest joy in life was spending time by the pool talking, laughing, singing, and drinking wine with her family, which she loved dearly. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Hughes, USAF (ret.), their twin sons Joseph and William, her parents Billy and Minnie Parmenter, brothers Billy, Jonny, and Tony, and sisters Daphne, Ruby, and Lilly. Nina is survived by her three children, Lynn C. Jones (Michael), Teresa M. Torelli (Dave), and Joseph W. Hughes (Renee); four grandchildren, Loni Jo Aurbeck, Christopher E. Orescovich, Amanda L. Orescovich, and Brant M. Jones; great grandchild Darrin Mobley, and her beloved family in England. Visitation for family and friends is Wednesday evening February 20th, from 6pm – 8pm with a Funeral Mass to be held at Incarnation Catholic Church on Thursday, February 21st at 11 am. Nina will be interred at a later date with her husband Joe at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.


20 February


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blount and Curry Funeral Home Oldsmar West Hillsborough Chapel

TAMPA, FL 33635

21 February

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Incarnation Catholic Church

8220 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33615


Mrs. Marina P. Hughes

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Sylvia Parmenter

February 13, 2019

Dear Nina
I could search the world near and far,and I'd never find a Sister in Law as as special as you were, you were the best, I will miss you lots Sylvia

Maureen Clayton

February 12, 2019

My dearest Auntie I will always remember the fun we had over the years and our deep conversations. The first time I flew to the states with Lisa, she was thirteen. St. Peter’s beach, Disney, Bush Gardens where I think we drank every beer on the menu, the water park where we lost Lisa,how we panicked, The Malls, Ruby Tuesday, Crabbie Bills etc. Going to the pictures to watch Mama Mia, line dancing, driving to Lyns for thanksgiving, at yours for thanksgiving, putting the Xmas lights round the palm trees and everywhere else to beat the neighbor over the way. The huge butterfly that visited us out under your porch who we swore was uncle John. The cobwebs I walked through as we walked back from a fun night in a bar when I came to be with you after mum died. Mother was there to visit also., as we couldn’t see any cobwebs. Downtown Gabors, not sure if that was the name, but what a night we had. Joey’s wedding, once again I think we caused mayhem at the reception. And sitting talking for hours and hours outside drinking winking owl. Too many more to mention. I am so sad I didn’t get to see you laterly or the chance to say goodbye, I was planning a trip this summer. We spoke about that on the phone in November, and I am glad we had that conversation. You are the last brick in the Parmenter wall, at home now with all our family. My heart is aching, I loved you very much and I will miss you. God Bless Auntie 🌹♥️😢

Dawna Kelly

February 11, 2019

My Deepest Sympathy to all the family in the loss of Marina. She so enjoy Sunday afternoon with the family during the Bucs games.She loved her family very much! I know you all will miss her very much. Marina, loved going for her runs and walks. She will be missed by all who knew her. I always enjoyed line dancing with her at the senior center in town and country and walking at the library . We took some day trips with the seniors and had potlucks . We always had a lot of fun together!
Love and prayers, during this difficult time to all the family and friends.
Fellow Line Dancer, Dawna Kelly