James Thomas Hufnagle

August 21, 1949 - January 26, 2019
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James Thomas Hufnagle, best known as Huff or Connolly, departed this life on Januray 26, 2019, surrounded by love and family.  Huff was born on August 21, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the fifth child of Marie and Paul Hufnagle.  He is survived by his wife and best friend, Vicki Jackson Amundsen of Galveston; sisters Mary Miles of Oakland, California and JoAnn Linn of Mound, Minnesota.; stepchildren, Michael Blades Amundsen (Tanya) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Robert Brick Amundsen (Amie) of Pflugerville, Texas and Kristyn Amundsen Walker (John) of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren Delaney, Kyra and Aidan Murray  and Rachel, Hannah, Sara and Josie Walker, all of Ft. Worth and Lauren Amundsen of Petaluma California; brother-in-law, Ronnie Jackson (Jane) of Rockport, Texas and sister-in-law, Phyllis Hufnagle of Bloomington, Minnesota; numerous nieces and nephews including Paul Hufnagle of Snowmass, Colorado and Miles and Mitchell Tarver (Rosalinda) of Oakland, California and an abundance of friends too numerous to count.

Huff was a proud veteran of the U.S, Army serving in Viet Nam as a Green Beret.  He was most recently associated with the University of Texas Medical Branch where he worked as a teaching associate in the Standardized Patient Education Program.  Huff is most well-known as the co-owner and proprietor for 8 years of Connolly’s Irish Pub in downtown Galveston.

A celebration of Huff’s life will be held in Galveston at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, with a reception immediately following at the 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway.

If you wish to make a donation in his memory please send to Swords to Plowshares, a veteran’s organization, attn: Resource Development, 1060 Howard, San Francisco, California 94103 or to Galveston’s Jesse Tree, P.O. Box 575, Galveston, Texas 77553 or to the charity of your choice.

Erin Go Bragh

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Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: August 21, 1949
Died: January 26, 2019

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Cynthia V. Wills posted on 2/18/19

I only knew "Huf "a short time but it was evident from the start that he was a special person. He will be missed by many. Vicki and family, my sincere condolences and wishes for comfort at this time.


Lori and Brian Kusnerik posted on 2/4/19

Huff was a giant teddy bear whom I will miss greatly. His smile and good humor has lifted me many days. UTMB lost a great teacher. Lava you, Huff!


Sue Gustafson posted on 2/2/19

Enjoyed numerous wonderful times with you , Vickie , Enrique on your front porch . We lost you too soon. Thanks for your friendship & hospitality .


Tina posted on 2/2/19

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Robert Bundgaard posted on 2/1/19

Sad to hear about Jim's passing. He was a high school friend from over 50 years ago. A truly unique guy, he leaves an indelible impression with his love of life and irrepressible twinkle in his eye. Bob Bundgaard


Rod and Pat Bothast posted on 2/1/19

So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Fond memories of his visits to the farm in Ohio as a young boy, to many more get togethers in MN, San Fransico, and Pearland TX. Jim was one of a kind. We will miss him. His Cousin, Rodney and Patty


Bill Lewis posted on 1/30/19

Huff was a wonderful friend from our high school days and on. So many fun and crazy memories over the years. I can still see him driving around in his yellow GTO and later in his Corvette. Always warm, funny and caring - Jim was one of a kind. I'll miss ya, man!


Amie Amundsen posted on 1/30/19

I love you and I will miss you. Love, Just Amie