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Jeanette D. Hughes, 73, of Cuba, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at home.
Born on March 17, 1939 in Lackawanna, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Mary Kelsey Colley. On Sept. 5, 1959, in St. Jude's Episcopal Church, South Buffalo, N.Y., she married Arthur G. Hughes who passed away Nov. 18, 2009.
Jeanette was a graduate of Frontier High School Class of 1956. Mrs. Hughes worked a short time for Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo but most was a happy homemaker and loving wife for her family.
She was a Rotary Ann in Cuba for many years and received the Paul Harris Fellowship award for her service. For many years she enjoyed being part of the Show Time productions that the Cuba Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Blasdell, N.Y. Chapter.
Mrs. Hughes was an avid golfer, liked to read, garden, travel south in the winter but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her four children, Cynthia [Frank] Haas of Cuba, N.Y., Dwayne [Sandra] Hughes of Cuba, N.Y., Dawn Kelley of Cuba, N.Y. and Tina [Kurt] Thomas of Ridgway; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Corey and Heather Haas, Bryant and Cody Hughes, Shawn Numeracki, Shawn, Jenni and Brooke Thomas, and Alycia and Kayla Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Braydan Numeracki, and Elin Simons; two brothers, Paul [Joan] Colley of Orchard Park, N.Y. and David Colley of Blasdell, N.Y.; three sisters, Barbara Kelsey of Louisville, Ky., Virginia Ritts of Largo, Fla. and Mary Lou Young of East Aurora, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Colley, in March of 2012.
The family will receive friends at Christ Episcopal Church, South Street, Cuba, N.Y., on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3-5 p.m. at which time a memorial service will be held. The Rev. Marian Schneider of the Allegany County Episcopal Ministries will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jeanette's name may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, South Street, Cuba, N.Y. 14727 or to the Cuba Circulating Library, 39 East Main St., Cuba, N.Y. 14727.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba, N.Y.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rinkerfuneralhome.com.