Kathleen A. Hughes, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at The Grand in Utica, after a brief illness, with her family by her side. Born January 8, 1956, in Bethesda, MD, she was the daughter of the late James H. Hughes, Jr., Esq. and Gretchen Burkard Hughes. She received her associate’s degree from Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, PA. For many years, Kathleen was an Activities Director for various nursing homes throughout the Syracuse area and taught online certification classes to Activities Director’s until she became ill. She was an avid crafter. Kathleen was well known in the Activity Director community. She was a founding member of NCCAP and held many offices in the organization. She was also a member of NAAP and other professional organizations. She is survived by her uncle, William Burkard; nephews, nieces and many cousins and friends. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Rome Cemetery. Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech Dewitt Chapel.