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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
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Shirley LaPorte

Shirley LaPorte (Coughlan)

Tuesday, April 21st, 1931 - Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
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Of Waltham, passed away peacefully Sunday evening September 22nd, 2019 at Saint Patrick's Manor in Framingham at the age of 88.

Born on April 21, 1931; daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Kelly) Coughlan, Shirley was a lifelong resident of Waltham.

A graduate of Saint Mary's High School with the Class of 1949, Shirley was employed as a Bookkeeper for many years.

Shirley devoted her time to her family especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a strong faith in her God and was a devoted parishioner of Saint Mary's Parish Community in Waltham. She was active with the Council on Aging and with both the Southside and North Waltham Senior Citizen groups. In her spare time she enjoyed reading.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Edmond "Putt" LaPorte; her loving daughters the late Deborah Ayochok and Sandra Quinn; and her cherished grandchildren Kelly and Matthew Bardsley.

Shirley is survived by her devoted & loving children; Lorinda Bardsley of Holliston and Martin LaPorte of Acton; her siblings Maureen Perilli of Waltham and Joseph Coughlan of Pelham, NH; and her cherished grandchildren Michelle, Wendy, Jason, Carlie, Meagen, Reneee, Robin and Rachel. In addition she is survived by 9 adoring great grandchildren.

Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in celebration of Shirley’s Life from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody St, WALTHAM on Thursday morning Sept. 26th at 9:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary's Church, 145 School Street, Waltham at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday Sept. 25th from 4 - 8p.m.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation of MA, 29 Crafts St Suite 100, Newton, MA 02458
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Saint Mary's Church
    133 School Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Interment

    Mount Feake Cemetery
    203 Prospect Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Grammy brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her!
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Posted at 12:37pm
What do you say.....hearts will be broken, but memories are forever. Be at peace Shirley.
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jay coughlan

Posted at 09:02am
SIS we are all going to miss you so much you are at peace now and with all the family that love you please watch over all of us love you rest in peace your little brother Jay

Deanna Coughlan

Posted at 08:59am
Sleep in sweet peace Aunt Shirley, You will be truly missed by all.
Deanna Coughlan-Harris

Howard and Barbara Posted at 01:39pm

Peace to you and sweet memories to those.

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