Mary Catherine McHugh Goelz of Cary NC, passed away on Christmas morning at the wonderful age of 99! She was the beloved daughter of Peter and Bridget McHugh of New York City, devoted wife to the love of her life Frank, loving sister to Beatrice McHugh, and VERY proud sister to Thomas J. McHugh, Third Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. Mary is survived by her caring daughter Dr. Mary Frances Grant and best son-in-law ever, William (Bubba) Grant. She cherished the love of her godson and many nieces and nephews. Mary loved her catholic faith, animals, being Irish, USMC, sweets, bowling, wrapping presents, going out with her friends and going on trips (always had a bag packed and never asked where)! Mary belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, AARP Cary Chapter, Cary XYZ club, and Cary Senior Center Sewing Group. She leaves behind many loyal and cherished friends. A special thank you to Mary Mel (her Eucharistic minister) and friends Georgetta, Arlene, Grace, Mary, and Joan. She enjoyed many trips, socials, card games, and laughs thanks to their generosity and love. The family greatly appreciates the outstanding care given by her entire Transitions LifeCare Team and especially her wonderful nurse, Angela. During her last few days she had the joy of meeting miniature therapy horse Sid from HorseHugs and was visited by Boomer, the golden retriever therapy dog! A mass of Christian burial is planned at Maternity BVM in Philadelphia with burial following at Holy Sepulchre Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transitions LifeCare (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607), Wake County SPCA, Carolina Boxer Rescue, HorseHugs, Coalition to Unchain Dogs or another animal charity of your choice. God Bless!