Hilda I. Guillou Allard Hughes age 86 of Erie died at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center the morning of November 10, 2012, after several years of living with Alzheimer's. Hilda was born on October 13, 1926 in Lenox, Massachusetts a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Calvary Guillou. She developed many interests in life including: reading, swimming, bridge, dancing, travel, nursing, dogs, and being a very caring friend to many people. Hilda worked as a Registered Nurse in Pittsfield, MA and resumed her career, working throughout the 1980's at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and donated time as a hospice caregiver while living in Okeechobee, FL until moving back to Erie in 2006. Hilda had a wonderful husband, childhood sweetheart Richard Allard; with whom she had many dynamic fulfilling experiences raising a family in Pittsfield, Picayune, Massachusetts and then in Erie, until he was taken from her in the early 80's. Luckily, she found another marriage partner, Hubert Hughes, with whom she had many more life adventures, driving across country, moving from Erie to Florida and international travels until his departure in the late 90's. Hilda has five children; Bill (Margaret) Allard, Suzanne Maul, David (Deborah) Allard, Steve (Judy) Allard and Mike Allard (deceased 2006), three step-children; Steve (Cindy) Hughes, Mark (Jill) Hughes, and Sue Hughes â€" Smith and 15 grandchildren plus 12 great grandchildren who all love her dearly. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie, PA 16504 on Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the time of the Blessing Service at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held on Thursday at Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Memorial contributions may be made in Hilda's name to the
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, www.alz.org. Please visit www.schmidtfuneralhomeerie.com to sign the Book of Memories.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 12, 2012