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April 28, 1932 – July 6, 2014

Sister Ann Hughes of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, formerly Sister Mary Kevin, teacher, principal, director of religious formation and minister of clinical pastoral care, died Sunday in Mercy Center. Sister Hughes was 82.

Born and raised in South Buffalo, Sister Hughes was baptized “Annamea” at Holy Family Parish.

She attended Holy Family School and Mount Mercy Academy. She entered the Order of Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 8, 1949.

Sister Hughes was a Niagara University graduate who later obtained a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

Sister Hughes spent about a decade teaching and in administration in area diocesan schools. She then traveled to the Philippines to teach and serve as directress of postulants.

About seven years later, because of illness, Sister Hughes returned stateside to recuperate.

She continued ministering in education at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Our Lady of Mercy School, St. Teresa’s, and SS. Peter & Paul in Jamestown.

Sister Hughes then became certified in clinical pastoral education through the Sisters Hospital program and used her pastoral skills at St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia and in parishes in the Riverside section of Buffalo.

She is survived by two sisters, Sister Margaret Mary Hughes and Theresa Healy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Center Chapel, 625 Abbott Road.