Audrey P. Hughes, 81, of Buffalo, who did volunteer work for the Brothers of Mercy in Clarence, died Saturday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness.
Born Audrey Lutz in Ohio, she came to Buffalo with her family and attended Holy Angels Academy.
A Clarence resident for 40 years before moving to Buffalo three years ago, she received an award from the Brothers of Mercy for her 20 years of service. A longtime supporter of the Father Baker Home, she was a special member of the Father Baker Guild.
She was a member of Brookfield Country Club, Saturn Club, Twentieth Century Club and several bridge clubs, as well as a founder and charter member of the Contemporary Club of Clarence.
A longtime member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Clarence, she also was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Buffalo.
Her husband of 50 years, Frederick W., died in 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Gail H. Borkman of Clarence, and eight grandchildren.
Prayers will be said at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga.