Age 98 (BORN 1924 – DIED 2023)
Josephine (D’Amelio) Coughlin, 98, of Brighton MA., died peacefully at her home in the loving hands of her children, Sunday, January 8th, 2023, following a short period of failing health.
Beloved wife of the late Gerald Coughlin (1928 – 2022) of Brighton, MA. married for 63 cherished years.
Josephine was born in Norwood, MA., March 31, 1924, one of eight children, born to Alfred D’Amelio (1894 – 1987) originally from Abruzzi, Italy and Teresa (Fontana) D’Amelio (1898 – 1982) originally from Foggia, Italy and then Franklin, MA. She was raised in Franklin, MA amongst many relatives.
She was a 1941 graduate of Franklin High School. In her younger years she enjoyed going to the beach, dancing, big band music and especially loved the saxophone. One of her cherished memories was a cross county road trip along route 66 to California with friends.
She later met her husband at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA. In 1959 she married and started a family in Brighton. Josephine was a homemaker and raised her children. She later worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in the Stat and chemistry lab till she retired.
She loved to travel, enjoyed weekend trips with her family exploring New England, and spending the summers in Prince Edward Island at the house her husband built on his father’s farm. She enjoyed going back to Franklin for Sunday family gatherings and dinners, and holiday dinners with her in-laws.
She was the devoted mother of Douglas Coughlin of Brighton, and Debra (Coughlin) Falco and husband James of Stoughton., cherished grandmother of Gina (Falco) Bower and husband John of Charlotte NC; Natalie Falco and husband Geoff Curtis of West Roxbury, Julia Falco and fiancé Peyton Bock of Newton, and great grandmother of Duke, and Blair Bower and Aria, and Lydia Curtis. She is survived by her brother Anthony and wife Jane (Bardol) D’Amelio of Franklin, and sister-in-law Lois (Wyllie) D’Amelio of Falmouth, also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends all whom she loved dearly.
She is predeceased by her sisters Mary (D’Amelio) and her husband Louie Ferioli of Franklin, Eleanor (D’Amelio) and husband Michael DiBenedetto of Fitchburg, Gloria (D’Amelio) and husband Joseph Cashorelli of Franklin, Jeanne D’Amelio of Franklin, and brothers Joseph and wife Dot (Kaufman) D’Amelio of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Alfred D’Amelio of Franklin, also her nephews Anthony D’Amelio of Franklin, and Paul DiBenedetto of Fitchburg.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her service Thursday, January 19th, from 10AM-12 PM at the Lehman and Reen Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Avenue. Brighton
Interment will follow at a later date at Bourne National Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations in Josephine’s memory can be made to American Cancer Society https://donate3.cancer.org/
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