I am deeply sadden of hear of Dr. Coghlan's death. After graduating from Simmons, we would meet once in a while for lunch and she encouraged me to call her Anne (she was so gracious!). We shared many great memories; I'm glad that I had the chance to share with her how much I appreciated her support and encouragement as my Dean, and later as my friend.
August 2, 2012
My classmates and I in the Class of 1948 share many memories of this bright, intelligent caring friend. My fellow commuter as freshmen, a part of every class event, a presence over the years at our mini-reunions and our legacy at Simmons. We'll miss, you, Anne.
Jane G. Washburn Parker, Secretary, Class of 1948
Ann was my very first client when I started my tech support and computer training business more then ten years ago. I took her out to buy her first computer - she had never used one. She was eager to learn and struggled at first but with time and practice she became proficient enough to handle most tasks that came her way. She was more than a client, we became good friends. I'll miss our long chats after our tech sessions. She was a real power of example to me.
Thanks Ann for being part of my life. ~ Taylor
Dean Coghlan inspired me to expand my career goals and become a physical therapist. I will always treasure my memories of our talks in which she shared her wisdom and her wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed!
I'm so sad to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful dean, teacher and role model and was a tremendous asset to Simmons College. Her legacy will always be remembered.
I fondly remember my wonderful Biology professor. What a truly amazing woman and a role model for all Simmons women.
DR. COGHLAN WAS A VERY LOVING AND CARING PERSON. SHE MENTORED ME AT SIMMONS COLLEGE AND SHE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PROFESSORS. FOR THIS I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.
Ann was generous, lovely and one of a kind. You'll always have a place here.
Anne was a very bright, kind and caring person who did much for the Town of Milton, most notably the wonderful science wing at the high school. I felt blessed to have known her. She will be missed.
Anne was the best a person could be,gracious ,kind and caring to begin with.She loved her parents ,her colleagues,her many friends,her devoted students ,the Town of Milton and all the assignments she took on for Milton and Simmons. She was the personification of the power of positive thinking. We hope that a trully meaningful and permanent memorial will be dedicated in her name. Pat and Ron Schneider
WHAT A WONDERFULL PERSON
WILL BE MISSED
THE BARRY FAMILY
FORMALLY CLIFF RD MILTON
Anne was my next door neighbor when we moved to Milton 15 years ago. She was smart, quick and funny. Fabulous lady and an inspiration for all women who strive to acheive.
An amazing woman and great teacher.
Dr.Coghlan was my favorite professor at Simmons College. She was intelligent,she was enthusiastic, she was fair and so full of grace. She was a fine woman. May she rest in peace knowing she made such a difference in so many students' lives at Simmons College.
What a great pleasure to have known you. Thank you for all of your gifts to the Town of Milton. Thank you for your leadership and wonderful example of living a meaningful life. You will be missed greatly.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing that God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. 1 Pet. 5:7