Remembering Mary McDermott Hughes


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, our mentor, our leader and our friend, Mary McDermott Hughes. Over 45 years ago Mary was employee #1 of Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson, Inc. Mary's life and career were filled with highlights, and they represent a true American success story. The Harley-Davidson brand is legendary and known worldwide as a genuine original. Mary, too, was legendary in her own right. And she was indeed a genuine original in her own right. 

Mary's legacy is a life filled with love, kindness, charity, quiet leadership and fun ... finding fun in everything one does. And that legacy and that philosophy will be the beacon we follow at each of our Hampton Roads, Southside and Virginia Beach Harley-Davidson locations.  

Thank you to our friends and family for the 45 years of love and fun. We look forward to celebrating together as we reach our 50th anniversary as well as the years beyond as your Legendary Harley dealer. 


Memorial Service (Saturday June 29th):

Our dealership families will be closed on Saturday, June 29th in remembrance of Mary.

There will be a Memorial Service will be held at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, starting at 11:00 am.

The memorial service is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Please remember, the Ferguson Center for the Arts is on a college campus.  Guns and Knives are NOT PERMITTED on college campuses in Virginia, even in the parking lot.  Please leave these at home.

Celebration of Life (Sunday July 14th):

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 pm at Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson.  Everyone who wishes to share memories of Mary is more than welcome to attend.