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Constance Tierney Coughlin


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Constance Tierney Coughlin Obituary
Constance Tierney Coughlin

1937 - 2016 Constance Tierney Coughlin (Connie), 79 of Hollis, NH passed away on Thursday April 21st at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH with her family at her side. Born in Pittsfield, MA on February 6, 1937, she was the tenth child of the late David J. Tierney Sr. and Jennie Tierney. She was a 1955 graduate of St. Joseph's High School and a 1959 graduate of Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee. Connie was an educator who dedicated her career to children and taught school in Pittsfield for over 43 years. She began teaching in the Pittsfield Public Schools and retired in 2003 after teaching second grade at Sacred Heart Elementary School for 26 years. After retiring, she moved to Hollis, NH to be closer to her immediate family. She was active in the CYC and several camps and incorporated children into every aspect of her entire life. She is survived by her three sons, Thomas Coughlin Jr. of West Springfield, MA; Paul Coughlin and his wife Janice Coughlin of Tyngsboro, MA and Daniel Coughlin of Hollis, NH. She is also survived by four siblings, Patricia Campbell of Morrison, IL; Rosemary Brennan of Marblehead, MA; Grace Jones of Port St. Lucie, FL and David Tierney Jr. of Pittsfield. Connie was predeceased by five other siblings, Jane Gifford, Bill Tierney, Peg Barry, Marion Makes and Eleanor Tierney all who resided in Pittsfield. She has four loving grandchildren and one great grandchild who always made her smile. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Constance Tierney Coughlin, 79, formerly of Pittsfield who died April 21, 2016 will be held Tuesday at 9:15 AM from DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 Am at St. Joseph Church conducted by the Rev. Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of Connie may be made to in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 24, 2016
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