It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and great-aunt, Margery Ellen Hughes.
Margie passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 26th.
She leaves four brothers; David (Marybarbara) Hughes of Fitchburg, Micheal (Liz) Hughes, Jeffery, and Kevin (Deb) Hughes all of Westminster, four nieces and one nephew; Tricia Park of Fitchburg, Deven (William) Amaral of Leominster, Meghan (Ramon) Marquez of California, Katherine Hughes of Fitchburg and Zachary (Laura) Hughes of Princeton. Also seven great-nephews and one great-niece; Tyler Park, Rodney Morely Jr., Eli Rivera-Hughes, Luke Hughes, Liam Hughes, Malcolm Marquez, Leander Marquez, and Sierra Hughes. And one aunt, Viola Chivilo of Leominster.
Auntie Margie held all her nieces, and nephews close to her heart but she shared a special bond with her niece Deven.
Margie was the beloved only daughter of Charles and Lorriane (Chivilo) Hughes of Westminster, where she spent her childhood years, before moving to Gardner. After graduating from Oakmont Regional High School, Margie continued her education, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State University.
A dedicated Special Education Teacher, Margie worked tirelessly for her students at the Athol-Royalston Community School until her retirement in June of 2021. Teaching was her passion, providing her students with a quality education and advocating for their needs. She treated all her students with love, respect, and compassion.
She was an avid reader, Margie enjoyed the classics and historical non-fiction. She enjoyed family get-togethers, lunches with her friends, and attending plays at the Theatre at the Mount. She cared for and loved her cats: Gemma, Chloe, and Zoe. A warm-hearted, kind, and generous person, Margie always had a smile, she will be deeply missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Yet in this time of grief, we are reminded of one of her favorite Irish sayings: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal”
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 10:00 am12:00 pm at Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner. A brief ceremony will follow in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Children’s Diabetes Foundation (Barbara Davis Center.) 3025 South Parker Road, Suite 110 Aurora, CO. 80014 www.childrensdiabetesfoundation.org Telephone: 303-863-1200.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com
Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner, MA is assisting with arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Douglas M. Stone, Funeral Directors