Marie Hughes

Obituary of Marie Hughes

Mrs. Marie Antoinette (Vallone) Hughes, age 70, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.


Marie was born July 17, 1946 in Frankfort, New York, the daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Vallone. She was a graduate of Frankfort High School. Marie achieved many degrees from several universities including three masters and a certificate in advanced studies. She taught in the Rome Public Schools and was a principal at St. Mary’s/Mt. Carmel Catholic School in Utica, NY and at St. Peters Catholic School in Rome. On June 27, 1981 Marie married the love of her life, William Hughes.


Marie enjoyed collecting ancient Greek and Roman coins. She owned a wonderful collection of music boxes and was known for her superb Italian cooking. Marie was a founding member of The Italian Club of Amarillo and was active in church activities at St. Thomas. Above all she loved to travel the world.


Marie is survived by her husband of 35 years, William Hughes; three sisters, Clementina Vivacqua and husband Salvatore, Barbara Shannon and husband James, and Linda Oyer and partner Scott Carpenter; a brother, Dominick Vallone and wife Antoinette; two nieces, Donna Jones and husband Mark, and Valerie Vallone; a nephew, Mathew Vallone; a great niece, Lauryn Jones; and many more loving family and friends.

A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo, TX with Rev. John Valdez officiating.


Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, May 6th from 10AM to 11AM at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, (Town of Frankfort) Ilion, NY, 315-894-8000. Marie's Memorial Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at 11AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort. Marie's family is being cared for and guided by Harry J. and Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors.