Mary Margaret Hughes

May 19, 1952July 29, 2018

Mary Margaret Hughes, 66, of Pueblo passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018. Survived by her husband, William Robert Hughes; mother, Lorene Zgaynor-Prelesnik; son, William Joseph (Julie) Hughes; aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by Joe F. Zgaynor. Mary enjoyed taking care of others, and retired after 47 years of nursing. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband, Bill. Mary loved attending Zebu Cattle Shows with her son, William, and daughter-in-law, Julie. In lieu of flowers or food, the family asks that donations be made to the Bruce McCandless Colorado Veterans Community Living Center at Florence in memory of Mary. Viewing will be 4-6 p.m., Thursday; followed by the Rosary at 6 p.m.; Funeral Mass, will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, all services to be held at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.


  • Mary is survived by her husband, William Robert Hughes;
    mother, Lorene Zgaynor-Prelesnik;
    son, William Joseph (Julie) Hughes;
    aunts and cousins.

    She is preceded in death by Joe F. Zgaynor.

  • Allen Willyard
  • Jay Willyard
  • Clayton Willyard
  • Sam Pantello
  • Matt Jansson
  • Dan Gallegos
  • Don Zgaynor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tom Andersen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ted Trani, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Holestine, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Mass of the Ressurection Friday, August 3, 2018

Mary Margaret Hughes

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Patty Matheus

August 4, 2018

I first met Mary while working with her as RNs at St. Mary-Corwin In Pueblo. A beautiful woman with a quick wit and generous heart. We became best friends, sharing many wonderful times together with our families. One special memory of many is when I was pregnant with our third child, Kristin, Mary took charge on the day I delivered her. I was visiting with her and she said, " We are buying M & M Blizzards at the DQ and then I'm walking you around the block to make you go into labor!" I said, "Say What!!!!" Well, her magic worked! She was with Gus and I throughout the labor and delivery. In fact, she claimed the baby as her own! Haha! My children, Chris, Adriana and Kristin, loved their Aunt Mary and we missed her kindness and contagious laughter after we left Colorado for Washington when Gus was hired at Boeing. Another sillier memory is when she dyed my hair and it turned out so orangey red that she wouldn't let me look in the mirror because she was afraid I'd be mad at her! She was relieved that I laughed about it and was still talking to her. Luckily it was semi-permanent and washed out in a couple of months! I will miss her always and my heartfelt prayers and love will always be there for Lorene, Bill and Billy (B.J.) You are a part of me forever my dear friend Mary-Margaret and I look forward to being reunited with you in heaven.

Carolyn Kindsfater

July 31, 2018

Mary was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and caring person who helped and supported me during our time together at the Veterans Home. I loved her stories about her career as a young nurse at St Mary Crowin Hospital. Mary had a gentle spirit and I will miss her very much. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady.