Karen Ann Hughes, 48, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Karen was born in Montclair, New Jersey to Bill and Mary Ann Hughes on September 14, 1960. For many years, she lived overseas with her family in Spain, Iran, Holland and Dubai. Karen also lived for a time in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. She attended school in Bridgewater, New Jersey and graduated from the American School of The Hague, The Netherlands. After moving to Punta Gorda in 2001, Karen worked in the Olive Garden Restaurant in Port Charlotte and was a volunteer at the Port Charlotte Cultural Center.
Karen is survived by her beloved parents, William and Mary Ann Hughes of Punta Gorda; two brothers, Brian Hughes of Indianapolis, IN and his family, and Kevin Hughes of Scottsdale, AZ and his family.