Pamela A. (Purses) Hughes

Died: Sun., Jul. 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 31, 2018
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 01, 2018
Location: Christ The Servant Catholic Parish

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Pamela A. (Purses) Hughes, age 73 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. She was born in Canton on February 3, 1945 to the late Sam and Clare (Vitale) Purses. Pam was a Central Catholic High School graduate; she was employed by the the Hoover Company for twenty years, and then went on to retire from the Stark County Auditor as the Administrative Assistant. Pam was a member of Christ the Servant Catholic Parish, enjoyed shopping and loved helping people and children. She is survived by her loving husband of forty-seven years, Dan Hughes; children Daniel (Diana) Hughes of Cincinnati, Tammy (Michael) of Texas, and Tiffany Hughes of Canton; grandchildren Samantha, Callan (Kelly), Christopher and Madison; great-grandchildren Kady and Skylar. Also survived by brothers and sisters Sam (Teresa) Purses, Leona (Jeff) Orin, Debbie (Pete) Ferguson, Vicki (Steve) Ashbaugh, and Rick (Pam) Purses; sister-in-law Patricia McHenry; brother-in-law Bob (Donna) Hughes; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at Christ the Servant Catholic Parish at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Lewis Gaetano as celebrant. Interment will follow in North Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aultman Compassionate Care Center or to Stark County Children's Network (213 Market Ave. N. #200 Canton, Ohio 44702).


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Bette Harig, Stalker
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Condolences and Prayers are sent to the Hughes family. Pam and I worked together at the Hoover Co. and she was always a very friendly person and a joy to be around. God bless

Bette Harig, Stalker

DuWayne Porter
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
We have lost a GREAT LADY and friend. Never an unkind word, always the friend and the consummate mother hen. She is loved and will be greatly missed. How vulnerable we are. Thanks for all the great memories. Love Chip and Kathy

Tim and Suzie Schiltz
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
We are lifting Dan and family in prayer. Pam was one of the truly kindest people I had the pleasure of sharing a friendship with. My heart goes out to all of you for this tremendous loss. Suzie

Bob & Susie Shroyer
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
You all have our deepest sympathies. Such a huge loss. You are all in our prayers.

Lory Novelli
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
Pam meant more to me than she would have ever known. Thank God for the good times we had together because those memories will be what keep me going when I am missing her. She left this world way too early, but God has His plans for us all and I am trying not to question Him. Pam is at peace and is in a good place. I hope this thought comforts everyone of us who loved her so dearly.

Michael Bilbrey
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
We extend our deepest sympathies to Pam's family and especially Dan. I truly enjoyed working with Pam at the Hoover Company. She was always happy and her courtesy and friendship will be greatly missed.

Joanna McConnell
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
Wishing the family everything in my heart to help ease your sadness. I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathy.

Marianne Aquino
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
So sorry to read about Pam's passing. We were buddies at the Arrowhead pool and I always enjoyed chit-chatting with her. Please accept my sincerest condolences. She was such a nice person; she will be deeply missed.

Connie Sobotka
   Posted Wed August 01, 2018
Saddened to hear this. Prayers and condolences to her entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. She is now in the arms of God.

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