Leona Catherine Hughes at 84 passed away peacefully Friday July 9, 2021 at The Alice Center surrounded by family. A graveside service will take place Wednesday July 14, 2021 at 12:15 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Constable, NY. Calling hours will be he prior from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Frary Funeral Home, Malone. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home.
Leona was born May 26, 1937 in Malone, NY to the late Ralph Dashnaw and Catherine Garrow. She attended Franklin Academy for schooling. She worked as a Home Health Aide for North Country Home Service in Malone as well as B.J. Manufacturing and Chemawa Indian School. Leona’s spent 22 years with the love of her life, Harold Brand. Mrs. Hughes enjoyed family, friends, and gardening.
Mrs. Hughes was survived by her seven sons, John Hughes of Malone, Craig Brand of Malone, David Brand of Florida, Darrell Brand of Elmira, NY, Walter Brand of Malone, Scott Brand, and Barry Brand of Cape Coral, Florida; three daughters, Deborah Cook of Malone, Marilyn Nottingham of Silverton, Oregan and her husband Casey, and Kelli LaFlesh of Burke, NY and her husband Jody; three brothers, Robert, Howard, and Bruce Dashnaw; a sister, Nancy Hampson; fourteen grandchildren, Todd and Amanda Hughes, Terri and Cathy Hosler, Kayleigh Parizo, Hanna White, David Brand II, Natalie Brand, Nicole Demarse, Dakota Brand, Sequoia Brand, Justin Brand, Alexander LaFlesh, and Nicholas LaFlesh; and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Catherine Dashnaw; her companion Harold Brand; two daughter- in- laws, Terry Hughes and Roberta Brand and a son- in- law Larry Cook.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the memory unit at The Alice Center.
Condolences can be made at fraryfuneralhomes.com.