Annmarie (Miller) Hughes, of Ipswich, passed away November 22, 2019, at the age of 76. She was the loving mother of four and grandmother of six.
Annmarie was born in Beverly on May 27, 1943, to Mary A. (Flaherty) and Joseph H. Miller. After graduating from Ipswich High School, she received a teaching degree from the University of Southern Maine. She spoke fondly of her time nurturing elementary students before starting her family. She and former husband William Hughes raised three daughters and one son in Lake Forest, IL, a suburb of Chicago. They returned to Ipswich later in life.
She loved crafting, reading, antiquing and charming anyone interested in “chit-chatting.” Her happy place was near the ocean, enjoying lobster and clams with her family. Annmarie will be remembered for her quick wit, strong-willed personality, and dedication to her special needs sister, Kathleen.
She is survived by her children Rebecca Sobolewski of Burlington, Todd Hughes and his wife Amy of Franklin, Vanessa Bridson and her husband Eric of Hanover, and Holly Hughes of Beverly. She leaves grandchildren Rachael, Audrey and Gabrielle Sobolewski; Jack Hughes; and Avery and Aria Bridson. Annmarie was predeceased by her father, Joseph, her mother, Mary, her siblings John J. and Kathleen Miller, and former husband, William Hughes.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Our Lady of Hope, 54 Linebrook Rd., at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Rd., Ipswich. All friends and family are welcome. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Special Olympics Massachusetts 512 Forest Street Marlborough, MA 01752. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. For directions or to leave a condolence, visit www.morrisfh.com.
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