Paula J. Hughes

April 19, 1933 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Paula Hughes Obituary

Paula J. Hughes, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to Charles and Josephine (Cunningham) McKenzie on April 17, 1933 in Cambridge, MA. She married George S. Hughes, Jr. on February 17, 1951 who preceded her in death in 2004. She and George raised their family in Somerville, MA and retired to Boca Raton, FL.

Paula is survived by her children, Barbara Hughes-Sullivan of Boca Raton, FL; Joann Hughes Sandler and late husband Eric Sandler of Madison/Simsbury, CT; George S. Hughes lll and wife Allison Hughes of Vineyard Haven, MA and Fort Myers, FL; Jack Hughes and wife Karen Hughes of Alfred, ME; Laurine Hickey and husband Craig Hickey of Boca Raton, FL; James Hughes and wife Kim Hughes of Chicago, IL. She also leaves her brother Charles McKenzie of Hampton Beach, NH and Boca Raton, FL and sister-in-law Denise McKenzie of Somerville, MA and Boca Raton, FL as well as 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Michael McKenzie of Somerville, MA, her sister Peggie Ann Durkin of Henderson, NV and her grandson Daniel McInnis.

Paula was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many.  She will be missed!

A mass will be held at February 17, 2024 at 11:00 am at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Boca Raton, FL.  A service and internment will be held at St Catherine’s Church in Somerville, MA in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Paula’s name to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation online at www.helpfightra.or or to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Wndermere Rd, Ste 309, Orlando, FL, 32835.

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Funeral Mass
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
370 SW 3rd Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33432


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