Mary Catherine Coughlin

December 7th, 1947March 11th, 2020

We said goodbye to Mary Catherine Coughlin on March 11, 2020. After courageously battling cancer for a decade, she passed peacefully and surrounded by her family in Louisville, Colorado.

Mary was born December 7, 1947 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to John and Annabelle Kelly. Mary graduated from Messmer High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Madison, Wisconsin in 1970. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette, Colorado. Mary loved to help others: she fostered many children, volunteered at the Boulder Community Food Share, and supported children as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. She enjoyed spending time with her family and diligently kept them connected through the Coughlin news network.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles (“Chuck”), five children, Katie Coughlin (Warwick Norton) of Irvington, NY; Molly Easley of Highlands Ranch, CO; Bridget (Al) Sheriff of Winston Salem, NC; KC (Chrisy) Coughlin of Staten Island, NY; Ciara Coughlin (Marcus Morrow) of Durham, NC. She is also survived by brother Mike (Ellen) Kelly of San Juan Capistrano, CA; eleven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary will be missed as she was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. To honor Mary's memory, please consider a donation to the Boulder Community Food Share Program at


Funeral Mass will be held Monday, March 16, 2020 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A reception will follow in the church hall followed by inurnment at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery at 1pm. 


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We will miss you, mom!