Laura V. Hughes

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“I'm Laura's cousin Marie. She was my dad's first cousin. My grandma and your grandpa were sister and brother. She will be missed. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marie Spano Dawson - Wood River, IL

“Dear Pat and Denny, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Linda McLouth

“We're sorry to hear about Laura. She and Ray were good friends of my mam and dad.Brian Gale and Terry & Tim Puls ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Brian Gale - Montague, MI

“Sorry to hear of Laura's passing.She will be missed especially as we pass the house and no longer see her. We know you will celebrate her life as you...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bob & Marlene Lohman - Rothbury, MI

“I'm so sorry to read this. I have fond memories of her while growing up. I'll be out of town for the services but you all will be in my...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Nancy Brufladt Postema - Montague, MI

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Laura Hughes, age 88, of Rothbury, MI, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. Born May 29, 1928 in Wood River, Illinois, she was the youngest daughter of Giacomo and Vita (Spano) Viola. While living and working in Phoenix, Arizona she met Raymond Hughes. They married on December 27, 1954 in Phoenix and moved to Montague, Michigan. A longtime resident of Rothbury and Zephyrhills, Florida, Mrs. Hughes was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the White Duck Market. She was also a long-time fan of the Detroit Tigers and enjoyed watching the many songbirds at her feeders. She is survived by her children, Dennis Hughes, Patrick Hughes and Bonnie (Thomas) Smith; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Laura Englert and Rebecca, Benjamin, Sarah and Hannah Hughes; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; daughter, Teresa Englert; son-in-law, William Englert; daughter-in-law, Margaret Hughes; sister, Louise Maroni; and brothers, Tony and Joe Viola. Visitation is Thursday, April 20th, 6-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home. The Memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 21st, 11 am at St. James Catholic Church in Montague with Father Peter Omogo as Celebrant. You may leave a message for the family at

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