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Obituary - Linda Leonard Hughes

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 7/3/24 | 7/3/24

Linda Leonard Hughes, 78, of Washington Avenue, Cobleskill, New York, passed peacefully Thursday, May 30, 2024.

She was born on May 25, 1946, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was the daughter of Wilson and Phyllis (Sefton) Leonard, who both predeceased her.

In September 1973, Linda married John Bolton Hughes in Holyoke, MA. John and Linda remained married for over 50 years, enjoying travel and living in many parts of the United States.

Being raised in Massachusetts, she graduated from South Hadley High School. Linda continued her education at a cosmetology school in Springfield, Massachusetts where she became a Licensed Cosmetologist. She was the proprietor of Linda's Coiffeur Corner for several decades. After that, she followed her passion and became an independent artist, creating many beautiful works of art.

Linda was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cobleskill, as well as the Vermont Putney Painters and National Artist Association.

Linda is survived by her husband, John Bolton Hughes; her nieces and nephews: Cheri (Brian Maillard) Pitt of Cobleskill, NY, William C. Pitt of Holyoke MA, and Leslie (Patrick) Chehade of Charlotte, NC; and her lifelong friend, Christine Cronin of South Hadley, MA.

No formal services will be held as per the family's request.

Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cobleskill, 492 W. Main St., Cobleskill, NY 12043

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.

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