Gwen Hughson

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 November 2020 at 8:23 pm

GAINES – Gwenyth P. “Gwen” Hughson of Gaines formerly of Greenwich, NY, age 74, passed away unexpectedly at her home on November 13, 2020. She was born May 23, 1946 in Greenwich, NY to the late Lewis and Mildred (Day) Powell.

Gwen was a 4th Grade teacher at Albion Elementary for 18 years. She was an active member of Gaines Congregational Church for many years and enjoyed Bible study with her church friends. Family gatherings, scrapbooking family memories, and traveling with her husband Chuck were some of her favorite things to do.

Gwen was active in many organizations during her life including the Sojourner Home in Rochester, the Big Sister Program and the Cobblestone Society. When she was able, she liked to go visit her friends from Greenwich and roommates from SUNY Plattsburgh. Gwen was known for her love of poems, great baking, dropping off fresh baked cookies to everyone, her obsessive use of sticky notes, and peanut M&Ms.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Amy Banks; brother, Roger Powell; mother and father-in-law, Lucille and Edward Hughson; and brother-in-law, John Persia.

Gwen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Charles “Chuck” Hughson; children, Laura (Chris) Pinson, Charles (Deborah) Hughson Jr., Eric (Wende) Pritchard and Brad (Jamie) Pritchard; grandchildren, Patrick Banks, Jeffrey Banks, Kylie (fiancé Donald Rosario) Hughson, Kellie (Tyler Gomes) Hughson, Cassie (Jason) Dash, Brianna (fiancée Cassi Corke) Daniels, Zachary (Roberta) Conn, Amee (Eric) Pinson, Ryan (Sam) Caudill, Reece Pritchard, Adam Pritchard, Bryce Pritchard, Leah Pritchard and Drew Pritchard; great-grandchildren, Jason Jr., Abbie, Sophia, Brady, Gianna, Jack, Macie, Nora, Reginna Mae and Elizabeth; loving sister, Pam (Bob) Smith; sister-in-law, June Persia; brother-in-law, Larry (Marlene) Hughson; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on Tuesday, November 17th, from 3 to 7 p.m. only. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.

Memorial contributions in Gwen’s name may be made to the Gaines Congregational Church 14023 Ridge Rd. West, Albion, NY 14411, Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489 Albion, NY 14411 or the Cobblestone Society P.O. Box 363 Albion, NY 14411.

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