Agnes Coughlin

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Angels were hovering as they put their arms around Agnes Coughlin and took her to her eternal life on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 with her family by her side.

Agnes was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1920 to John and Mary Forster, who immigrated from Ireland and Wales.

Agnes was educated in Brooklyn schools. She served as a volunteer during WWll as an Air Raid Warden where she met her husband, Joe. She moved to Coventry, CT where she raised five children and they owned and operated a family business. Later on they moved to Cape Cod and operated a successful real estate and land development business.

Agnes belonged to the League of Women Voters, Red Hat Society and volunteered for meals on wheels, sang in the choir and was a greeter at the Immaculate Conception Church in Melbourne Beach.

Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Joe, two siblings and one grandson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Mary Ann Stygar, Jeanne Capizzi, Grace Anna Heisterborg and Alyce Greer and husband Bill; son, Joseph Coughlin Jr. and wife Lynda; a very dear sister, Mary Forster; and a special niece, Lisa Atwood; several nieces and nephews, fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

Agnes's nickname was Lolly, which meant "Little Old Lady Loves You". She enjoyed many cruises with her family and loved viewing the sunset. If you go to the river on Third Ave., in Melbourne Beach, FL you can sit on a bench in her memory and enjoy the sunset.

Family will greet friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Melbourne Beach on Monday, October 1, 2012 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 30, 2012
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