Florence “Flo” Dian Hough

May 26, 1942 - June 10, 2023
Florence “Flo” Dian Hough

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Florence “Flo” Dian Hough, age 81 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Services of Wilmington on June 10, 2023.

Flo was born on May 26, 1942 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY to the late William and Josephine Brucato Woollard.

Flo was lovingly nicknamed “Sunshine” by her grandmother, Alfonsina Brucato, during the first time that she held her as an infant. Her grandmother took Flo from her mother’s arms in the car and held her; the sun was shining and that sweet bundle of joy started to smile. Alfonsina at that moment said, “You are my Sunshine”.

Flo attended Public School 42, then Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Junior High School 198, and finished up her academics at Far Rockaway High School, where she graduated in 1960. Flo met the love of her life, Garrett E. Hough, and they were married on November 4, 1961. They had 58 wonderful years together until Gary’s passing on February 10, 2020.

Flo is survived by her daughter Colleen Christensen of Wilmington, NC, her sister Barbara Jean Morris (Dennis) of Brushton, NY and Delray Beach, FL, and granddaughter Kassandra Allysa Holz of Middle Island, NY.

In addition to her aforementioned parents, Flo is preceded in death by her husband Garrett E. Hough (2020) and her daughter KellyAnn Hough Holz (2022).

A Visitation for Flo will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 11:30am at St Mark Catholic Church, immediately followed by Flo being laid to rest beside her husband in the church columbarium.

Please leave memories and condolences for Flo’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

Catholic Funeral Mass

Friday, June 16, 2023
11:30 AM

St. Mark Catholic Church - Directions
1011 Eastwood Rd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
(910) 398-6509

Visiting Hours

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation - Wilmington Chapel - Directions
1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • June 15, 2023
    Gene & Pat Connors says:
    We knew Flo & Gary from Church, she always had something nice to say. She will be missed.

  • June 14, 2023
    Debbie and Flo posted an image:
    Miss you my friend
    Miss you my friend

  • June 14, 2023
    Joan Migdalski lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2023 at 6:25:38 PM

  • June 14, 2023
    Joan Migdalski says:
    Colleen so sorry to her of Mom's passing. In 1973 we moved in on Croydon Ave. and remember spending New Years Eve. December 31, 1973 at your house with other neighbors. My condolences to you and your family.

  • June 14, 2023
    Candace Brewer lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2023 at 6:22:59 AM