Police chaplain Keith Stewart said PC Hughes was born at the Royal Oldham Hospital in 1988, attended Saddleworth High School and went on to study at Huddersfield University before joining the police.
He asked mourners to "remember a vibrant young woman" who was a green belt in karate but also enjoyed looking after her nails and hair and who still had "something of the little girl about her".
Officers from Greater Manchester were joined by colleagues from other UK forces. Hear what they had to say at PC Nicola Hughes's funeral.
Thousands of police officers from across the UK joined members of the public for the funeral of PC Nicola Hughes in Manchester.
PC Nicola Hughes who was shot dead with her colleague Fiona Bone in Hattersley will be laid to rest today.