Shirley J. Hughes

1929 ∼ 2020

MARION – Shirley J. (Parker) Hughes, 90, of Marion, died May 17, 2020 at home. She was the wife of the late John H. Hughes who died in 1985 and the daughter of the late Henry W. and Elizabeth E. (Davie) Parker.

She was born in Arlington and graduated from Concord High School.

After high school, Mrs. Hughes worked as a Professional Personnel Clerk at MIT and Harvard University.

She was a member of the Appalachian Hiking Club and Beverly Yacht Club.  She loved skiing, hiking, and sailing.  Following their marriage, Shirley and John purchased a 44 ft. Mercer and set off on a 3-year sailing adventure to the Caribbean, Europe, and around the world.  Upon returning in 1969, they purchased their home in Marion where Shirley lived until her passing.

Survivors include a sister, Claire Creelman of FL and several nieces and nephews. Her sister, Norma Nickerson died in February.

At Shirley’s request, there will be no services. 


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Shirley J. Hughes

1929 ∼ 2020

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