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Antoinette "Toni" Theresa Hughes

Antoinette Hughes Obituary


Antionette “Toni” Theresa Hughes, 85, of Ashland, NH passed away surrounded by family on September 16, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hazleton, Pa. on October 10, 1937, she was the daughter of Anthony and Isabel [Platukis] Olaski.

Toni was raised in West Hazleton, PA where she attended local schools. Following her school years, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine corps and served from 1963-1965. Toni was a very generous and hard-working woman. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and giving back to family, friends, and her local community. She was a hard-working factory worker and continued to work hard in her home and doing outside yard work following retirement. When she was not working, she enjoyed bird watching, playing bingo, going to the casino, and visiting her nieces Kathy and Diane in New Jersey. She enjoyed connecting with people, often striking conversations with strangers. Toni was a devout Catholic and often attended church services and bazaars.

Toni is survived by her two sons, Jason K. Hughes, and wife Martha (Bolduc) Hughes and their son Ryan, of Campton, NH and Stephen L. Hughes and wife Crystal (Daigle) Hughes of Wallagrass, ME. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She is preceded by her husband of 45 years, Kendall Lloyd Hughes (2015), her parents Anthony and Isabel, and her sister Jean Motel and husband Ted. 

Calling hours will be held from 6-8pm on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity St. Matthews Catholic Church, School Street in Plymouth on Monday September 25, 2023 at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or


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