Ethel Nugent, a lifelong North Penn resident, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 following several months of illness.
She was born at Abington Hospital on June 2, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Tobias Farr and Annie (Frith) Worthington.
She was educated in North Wales and Lansdale.
In 1952, she was chosen Queen of Lansdale’s Mardi Gras Parade.
Prior to retirement, she was employed in various manufacturing positions and maintained a strong work-ethic.
In 2006, she was recognized by the Norristown Preservation Society for her tireless efforts to retain the period integrity of her elegant home and her neighborhood. She loved decorating, painting, reading autobiographies, and gardening.
Ethel was a member of St. Rose of Lima (North Wales), St. Stanislaus (Lansdale), St. Jude (Chalfont), and St. Francis of Assisi (Norristown) parishes, respectively.
She is survived by two sons, Samuel J. Nugent and his fiancé, Mary C. McGuire, James P. Nugent II and his wife, Kimberly, her beloved long-time friend and companion, Walter Queenan, her sister, Edna L. Clugston, her step-sister, Dorothy Luecke, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Morgan-Rhys, her brother, Ernest T. Farr, and step-siblings, Lois Haberle, Francis Worthington, Jr., and Joe Worthington.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 A.M. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church at 10:00 A.M. Internment at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn will follow the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ethel’s name to The Christ Home for Children, 800 N. York Rd., Warminster, PA 18974-2006 or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.