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Lucille Rose Marie Gagne’ Coughlin

Lucille Rose Marie Gagné Coughlin, 96, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at home. She was born in Manchester, NH, on Oct. 31, 1918, the youngest of ten children born to Césarie and Arthur Gagné. As a young woman, she helped out at her father’s corner store in “The Flats” and later took over the store with her husband, John F. Coughlin. The Coughlins moved with five of their seven children to Gainesville, FL, in 1967, where they were active members of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Lucille was a long-time member of the Council of Catholic Women at the church and was actively involved with many ministries. She will be best remembered for her service on the Bereavement Committee. She was employed at Vital Industries and later by the Alachua County school cafeterias. In retirement, her hands were always busy making beautiful needlework projects for her family and friends, and she gladly shared her specialty, tatted lace. Mrs. Coughlin was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John (2009) and by one granddaughter, Katie Wasner (1999). She is survived by five daughters, Aggie (Bob) Guilbert of Waterville Valley, NH; Judy Vanasse of Jacksonville, FL; Debbie (Rob) Peters of Tallahassee FL; and Joanne (Fred) Wasner and Louise (Peter) Van Kirk of Gainesville, FL; and two sons, John A. (Joyce) Coughlin of Gainesville, FL; and Michael (Eunice) Coughlin of Austin, TX. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 25, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church 550 NE 16th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL. 32606.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!