Fitchburg-Ethel M. Hughes, 94, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at the Highlands after an illness.
She was the wife of the late Edward Hughes.
She leaves her daughter with whom she lived Maryjane Rossbach, four grandchildren, one great-grandson, one great great-grandson and two great great-granddaughters.
She is also predeceased by a daughter Carolyn Monteleone and a step-sister Marion Parker.
Ethel was born in Camden, NJ, a daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Wilkshire) Springstube. In 1918 her mother died and she went to live with her grandmother in West Stockbridge, where she attended schools. She worked as a chamber maid in the Berkshires.
There are no Calling Hours.
Funeral Services will be private.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.
The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, is assisting the Family with Arrangements.
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