Claire M. (Darwak) Coughlin

of Milton, died Wednesday February 10, 2010 at Queen Anne Nursing Home, Hingham.  She was 96 years old.

Born and raised in Kingston, NY, she worked for General Foods as a demonstrator. She met her husband at the Uphams Corner Market, Dorchester and they married and moved to Milton in 1939.

Beloved wife of 70 years to the late John F. “Ted” Coughlin, who died December 21, 2009. Loving mother of Patricia and her husband Joseph Celona of Whitman, Dr. John F. Coughlin and his wife Meg of Falmouth, ME, Elaine and her husband Bob Schaeffer of Sanibel Island, FL, Kathleen and her husband John McCown II and Debra Coughlin, all of Pound Ridge, NY. Grandmother of Kristine Celona Mucci and her husband Rick, Michael Celona and his wife Mindy, Dario Schaeffer, John Daly McCown III, Caroline Hart McCown, Christopher Coughlin and Elizabeth Coughlin. Great-grandmother of Isabella Celona, Justin Mucci and Lucia Celona.

Funeral from Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Saturday February 27 at 9:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited, Visiting hours at the funeral home, Friday 4-7 PM. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, c/o “Mission Advancement” 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135.