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Obituary: Ann Marie (Cunningham) Coughlin, 83

Oct 30, 2015 11:09AM ● By Bill Gilman

Ann Marie (Cunningham) Coughlin

TEWKSBURY - Mrs. Ann Marie (Cunningham) Coughlin, age 83, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, October 27, at the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness, surrounded by her beloved children. She was the wife of the late Francis “Mickey” Coughlin. Her strength and courage in the last week of her life were an inspiration to everyone who loved her.

Ann was born in Boston in May 1932, one of four children of the late Patrick and Jane (White) Cunningham. She was raised in Roxbury and Dorchester and attended Parochial Schools for her education. After marriage, she moved to Billerica to raise her family. She worked as an inspector at MA/COM in Burlington until her retirement. Ann was a resident of Tewksbury for the last several years and attended St. William's Church.

Ann was proud of her Irish heritage, was an avid reader, and loved a passing rain shower. She cherished the sound of an ocean wave and especially enjoyed time spent in the company of her family. She likely never knew the enormity of how truly loved she was. She touched more lives than she realized and her family will forever cherish her memory. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves five children, Karen A. Ricardo of Vero Beach, FL, Michael F. Coughlin of Nashua, NH, Mark P. Coughlin and his fiancé Sheryl Mercier of Pelham, NH, Linda M. Coughlin and her fiancé John S. DiCiaccio of Pelham, NH, and Jennifer Stacey and her husband George of Wake Forest, NC; five beloved grandchildren, Christopher Balba of FL, Andrew Walker of NH, Katelyn Walker of NC, Emily Coughlin of NH, and Madison Stacey of NC; three brothers, Edward Cunningham of Beverly Hills, FL, George Cunningham and his wife Dagmar of Medway, MA, William Cunningham of Mendon, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her funeral will begin Monday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, E. Chelmsford. Visit

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