Obituary of Frances Patricia Hughes
We mourn the passing of our Aunt, Frances Patricia Hughes, on March 18, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. She was ahead of her time. She was a woman who educated and supported herself. She taught Nursing at university level. A Veteran of WWII, she was one of the first Bachelor and then Master degreed nurses, an early graduate of Seton Hall University and later Barry College. She knew what a financial planner was when few did and consequently supported herself without anyone’s help until this day. She was affectionately known as “aunt frantic “ because she was always into something.
She loved all her nieces and nephews and then grand nieces and nephews and finally great grand nieces and nephews fiercely. She had a life well lived. We were blessed to love her and have her sometimes harsh but always loving advice.
She is survived by nephews, Roy A. Holloway of Otto, NC, Michael E. Holloway of Loxahatchee, FL and niece, Mary-Ellen Ballew Thomas of Georgetown, TX, their spouses, their children and grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held in Long Branch, NJ.