Dennis P. McHugh and the Library

The Dennis P. McHugh Foundation was established by the friends and family of Dennis to honor him and to ensure that his legacy lives on in as dignified a fashion as he lived his life. The Foundation focused its efforts by making a $500,000 contribution toward the construction of a new home for the Piermont library, which opened as the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library in March 2007.

The Foundation chose the library as its principal project because Dennis was a firm believer in the importance of education: he regularly read to his three children and frequently took his oldest to the library. Dennis’s wife, Una McHugh, hopes that through the library project their children will see that “Dennis’s spirit will continue to add happiness and strength to the community where he grew up and started his own family.”