McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - South
809 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
HUGHES, Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Age 96 years and 51 weeks, of Quincy and N. Weymouth, died on Aug. 21, 2021. Daughter of the late Albertine McCarthy, Bette was born in Roxbury. She enlisted in the U.S. Marines in the 1950's and proudly served two tours of duty stateside, after which she was honorably discharged as a Sargent. Bette was a lifelong member of the Women's Marine Association and enjoyed attending the association's gatherings. She was honored to be selected as the Marine representative in a picture of women in four branches of the armed forces that was printed in the July 6, 1957 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. Upon discharge from the Marines, she worked at Hewlett Packard and the Boston Globe, retiring from the Globe after working there for many years. Bette enjoyed bingo, bowling, dancing and traveling. She leaves her nieces Carol Sestito and her life partner Kathleen Bower; Marjorie Taglieri and her wife Judith Murphy; and, Albertine Beck and her daughter Christina Beck. She also leaves behind her nephew Michael Taglieri-Housh and his husband Michael Housh. She was predeceased by her sister Marjorie A Taglieri and her fiance William Clark. In addition, she leaves behind several cousins. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visitation on Monday from 9:15-10:15 AM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the N.E. Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. See for directions and online condolences.

Published by Boston Globe from Aug. 23 to Aug. 28, 2021.
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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - South
809 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA
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Miss you, God Bless You.
October 4, 2021
Auntie Betty was my godmother, lost touch with her after my parents passed away have alot of fond memories of her. Toughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Auntie Bette
Debbie (Rooney) Damiano
September 1, 2021
To our wonderful cousin who helped so much with compiling the McWilliams family Tree. You were a wonderful tour guide of Boston and Cape Cod. You will be missed.
Michele and Bill McDonald
August 27, 2021
Mrs. Hughes, Maam, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USMC as a WM. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. Semper Fi Marine! Mike Casey USMC `85-`89
Mike Casey
August 27, 2021
God bless.
August 27, 2021
Michelle Plakas-Kaiser
August 24, 2021
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