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About Patricia Hughes (Donoho)
Patricia Donoho Hughes (August 18, 1930 – January 20, 2010) was a First Lady of Maryland, married to former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes. She was educated at Sorbonne (1949) and Bryn Mawr College (1951) before getting married on June 30, 1951. She later continued her education at the University of Delaware (1966). Mrs. Hughes was a teacher and educator by profession.
While serving as first lady in the 1980s, she worked to restore Government House, the governor's mansion.
The Hughes family lived in Denton, Maryland, and have two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth.
Hughes died on January 20, 2010, in Denton, aged 79, after 16 years of battling Parkinson's disease.