Cherrell V. Hughes

Cherrell V. Hughes died on December 8, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Howard Cahoon and Ruth (Butler) Cahoon.

            She was born in Hyannis on September 4, 1936. She grew up in Harwich and was a graduate of Harwich High School. She received a degree from Simmons College in Boston.

            She married James S. Hughes in New Bedford in 1961. Cherrell lived in New Bedford until 1971 at which time she moved to Marion, MA. She spent part of the year in Stuart, Florida for the last 37 years.

            She taught elementary school in Fairhaven. She also taught in the Headstart program in New Bedford. Later in life she was a realtor employed by the Converse Company Realty for 20 years.

            She is survived by her husband James S. Hughes and her three children, Katherine Hughes Gutman (Dr. Ned) of East Providence, R.I., Michael Hughes (Meg) of Needham, MA, Jeremy Hughes (Lori) of Wellesley, MA. She was a devoted grandmother to eight grandchildren, William, Sophie, Kaleigh, Abbey, Sam, Sydney, Jack and Piper. She also leaves a brother, Rick Cahoon (Joanna) of Chatham, MA. Cherrell was a kind, gentle, supportive wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed.

            Donations may be made in her name to the Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719.

            Due to COVID restrictions, burial will be private. A Funeral Mass at Saint Anthony’s Church is planned for summer.

            Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory of leave a message of condolence, visit:

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  1. Blanche Thibault says:

    Dear Jim, I just came across this notice of Cherrell passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Don’t know if you remembered but my youngest daughter was names after her. I remember thinking that Cherrell was such an unique name and boy does she get a lot of compliments about her name.

    I sure hope your doing well. I don’t know what got me to look you up, but then I saw this. Well take care and stay safe. Blanche (Reynolds) Thibault.

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