WILMINGTON — The family of Maureen “Sam” Paul Hudson, 56, announces her passing midday on September 27, 2022.
Sam was born at Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda, New York on May 6, 1966, to Ann Catherine Puehn and Gordon William Paul.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her lovely stepfather Edward J. Carier, an older brother Michael Paul, and her niece Dr. Carrie Elisabeth John.
Honoring her eternal life are her husband of 10 years, David M. Hudson; and her two daughters from a previous
marriage to Anthony David Wofford. Her angel daughters, Katherine Wofford and Haileigh Wofford are both of
Wilmington, North Carolina. Two brothers survive Sam – Dennis Paul of Perrysburg, New York, and Edward Carier of Gowanda, New York along with a sister Marianne Warnes and her stepsister Rebecca Carier. She also leaves behind her niece
Jennifer Chrysson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Maureen grew up in the Perrysburg – Gowanda region of western New York and later moved with her family to Wilmington, where she attended Emsley A. Laney High School and participated in the marching and symphonic bands.
After graduating in 1984, Sam became a working professional after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1996. Throughout her life, Sam worked as a nurse in highly technical fields and considered her current team at Novant Brunswick in Bolivia, North Carolina, her most cherished workplace.
Sam loved to window shop in the mountains and on the coast, often finding unique non-typical pieces for the home! She considered humor an absolute necessity even in the darkest of times.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later time. If you wish, in lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation may be made in her memory to your local autism awareness organizations.