Ann Marie O’Connor McHugh
September 16, 2017
Ann Marie O’Connor McHugh, 91, of South Scranton, passed away Saturday, surrounded by family and the sisters of Holy Family Residence, where she has peacefully resided for the last two years. For 34 years, she was married to Thomas A. McHugh, who died in 1985.
Born in Scranton on April 6, 1926, she was the proud daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Mary Rose O’Connor. She was an avid volunteer and member at St. John the Evangelist Church until its closing, and later St. Paul of the Cross Parish.
A graduate of St. John’s High School and Lackawanna Business School, she spent her early years working alongside her husband at Partridge and Wirth and Economy Blue, but her happiest years were spent at home, raising her family.
Ann lived her life surrounded by a wonderful close-knit group of loving friends whom she traveled with, lunched with and laughed with. Ann was the proud matriarch of the McHugh family. Her love and devotion to her family was unmatched. She was in constant motion, traveling between Scranton, Clarks Summit and Massachusetts to ensure that she was a constant fixture in all her children and grandchildren’s lives.
She is survived by her three children, Mary Beth Hengler, Old Forge; Thomas McHugh and wife, Marianne, Clarks Summit; Kathleen Cusanelli and husband, Robert, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Scanlon and husband, Patrick, Old Forge; Patrick, Thomas and Robert Cusanelli and Megan McHugh, all of Massachusetts; Kathleen and Kelly McHugh, both of Clarks Summit; and three great-grandchildren: Patrick, Lyah and Grace.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph O’Connor, Esq., John O’Connor and Paul O’Connor.
The family would like to extend their deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the staff, nurses and sisters at Holy Family Residence. The comfort and care they provided to both Ann and the family is wholeheartedly appreciated. A special thank you to Sister Laurelliya, who has carved a special place in our hearts.
The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., celebrated by the Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain, followed by interment at Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday or from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Residence. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to be made to Holy Family Residence for all of the amazing work they do.
Arrangements, Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.