Patricia Ann Hughes, age 81, of Belvidere and formerly of McHenry, died Monday, December 22, 2014, at Northwoods Care Centre in Belvidere.
She was born January 25, 1933 in Chicago to Walter and Frances (Gruszczynski) Swan.
Formerly of Chicago, Patricia became a resident of McHenry in 1962. She was employed by Kemper Insurance as a programmer for seven years, and later as a customer service representative at Brake Parts for 12 years. Since 1995, Patricia resided in Belvidere.
She was the past-president of the Village of Holiday Hills in the 1980’s. Enjoyments included pottery, reading, and traveling.
Survivors include five children, Denise M. Hughes of Page, Arizona, Timothy P. (Ann) Hughes of Kingston, Thomas M. (Julie) Hughes of McHenry, Edward J. Hughes II of Genoa City, Wisconsin, and Kimberly F. (Bob) Goetz of Belvidere; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Walter B. Swan.
A visitation was held for immediate family, followed by the private cremation rite.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Marine Corps-Toys for Tots program.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Proverbs: 31:10 – A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman…. She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.