Elizabeth A.G. McHugh

Jan. 16, 1927 - Nov. 28, 2017

A resident of Bridgehampton for over 60 years, Elizabeth Anne Grant McHugh, who had cancer, died on Nov. 28 in Staunton, Va., while visiting her daughter. She was 90 years old.

She was born in Kilburn, New Brunswick, Canada, on Jan. 16, 1927, to Leigh and Elsie Grant. She graduated in 1944 from Perth High School in New Brunswick and was married to John McHugh the following year. The couple settled in Bridgehampton in 1956, where they owned and ran a family farm, and had two children. 

Over the years, Ms. McHugh worked as a cook in various restaurants and cleaned houses for summer residents. She also worked at the Bridgehampton branch of Grant’s department store, a national chain, during the 1960s and at Woolco, a division of the F. W. Woolworth Company, which replaced Grant’s in 1977, and at the Bridgehampton Caldor in the 1980s. 

Ms. McHugh loved the outdoors, especially gardening, and went on long walks most evenings. She enjoyed cooking and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She also was known to knit children’s hats and mittens.

She was a member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Bridgehampton. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Guyer, who lives in Staunton, and a son, Dave McHugh of Springs, as well as by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters and brothers: Marion Weaver of Davenport, Fla., Dorothy DeMerchant of Hamilton, Ontario, Audrey Walsh of Campbelton, New Brunswick, Joan Good of Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Fred Grant of Fort Fairfield, Me., Keith Grant of Hanwell, New Brunswick, and Gary Grant of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.

A Mass will be said by the Rev. Peter Devaraj at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, followed by burial at Edgewood Cemetery in Bridgehampton. There will be a service in Canada for Ms. McHugh’s family during the summer.

The family has suggested memorial donations  to one of the following: Hospices of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, Va. 22939, Riverheads Fire Department, P.O. Box 39, Mint Spring, Va. 24463, Bridgehampton Fire Department, P.O. Box 1280, Bridgehampton 11932, and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott  11975.