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Erna Hughes 

Erna “Micki” Hughes, 84, of Fowlers Lane, Ipswich, died Thursday, April 11, 2019 in her home following her brief illness.

Born in Boston on June 7, 1934, she was the only child of the late Harry W. and Vera E. (Carlson) Butman. She was raised in Beverly and was a 1952 graduate of Beverly High School. In 1976 she graduated from Whittier Vocational Tech as a medical assistant.  For fourteen years she was employed as a medical assistant with North Shore Comprehensive Care of Beverly.  For several years she was employed in patient financial services at Beverly Hospital, Woman’s Health Care in West Newbury and in retirement she worked as an insurance processor for Bernard Sullivan insurance of Ipswich.

Micki was avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She was a member of the Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich, Ipswich Council on Aging and in the early 70’s, a member of the Soffron’s Bowling League. For many years she practiced yoga and for all these years she loved her cats.

She is survived by two sons, Guy R. Hughes of Sanbornville, NH, Chris A. Hughes of Ipswich; two daughters, Sharon L. Hulbert and her husband Douglas of Ipswich, Lynne A. Stevens and her husband Gary of Franklin; six grandchildren, Jennifer Fowler, Amy Hulbert, Derrick Stevens, Stephanie Stevens, Amber Wynne, Dan Durgin and four great grandchildren, Robert Stevens and  Beckman Stevens and Rory and Cole Wynne. She was the mother of the late infant Michael Hughes and grandmother of the late Shelby Hughes formerly of Brooklyn, NY.

Her funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, April 19 graveside in the New Highland Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be may to N.E.A.D.S. (National Education Assistance Dog Services), P.O. Box 1100, Princeton, MA 01541.


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