Linda Lou (Story) Hughes, 87, of Greene, and formerly Grafton, VT, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Carl on December 28, 2020 and their son, David Hughes in September of 1979. Linda is survived by her son, Dwight Hughes; daughter, Sherry Hughes Guiles and her husband Neil; grandsons, Justin and Garrett, Garrett’s wife, Elizabeth and their daughter, Magnolia Guiles and Linda's sister, Carol Story Click. High school sweethearts, Carl and Linda would have celebrated 68 years of marriage this past June. Linda and Carl enjoyed their love of historic homes restoring “Windswept”, Greene and then “Four Chimneys”, Grafton, both homes circa 1800’s. Linda enjoyed her perennial gardens, early American living and arts with her hand braided rugs, hearthside cooking, restoring furniture. She and Carl spent many happy hours with their Morgan horses as active members of the Cherry Valley Carriage Association. Linda’s interest in DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) sparked her interest in family genealogy tracing back to family arriving in Ipswich, MA 1637. She lived with the philosophy of a New Englander. Linda’s professional life included teaching Life Skills & Home Economics, various boards (Commerce Chenango, Chenango Memorial Hospital, Greater Greene Chamber of Commerce, Greene Planning Board, Grafton Historical Group. She shared her interest in “Home” as a Real Estate Broker servicing Greene and Chenango County before moving to Grafton VT where she joined respected Bob Barrett, Barrett Real Estate and then working as Hughes Associates Real Estate until retirement several years ago. In tribute, from Linda’s sister ~ “When love is all that’s left of me, share me with loved ones and friends. When you are missing me, put your arms around someone and share the love that is me now.” (anonymous). Private services are under direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York, 13778. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers please consider contributions to Grafton History Museum, Grafton Fire Department, Grafton Cares or Greene Community Services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.
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