Elaine Coughlan

December 18, 1931October 29, 2020

Coughlan, Elaine Virginia- Age 88, of Scituate, passed away on October 28, 2020. Born in Brookline Ma, she was the daughter of the late Francis James McMahan and Helen Hannon McMahan. She was pre-deceased by Thomas Edward Coughlan. Loving mother to Thomas James Coughlan (Son) Norwood, Massachusetts, Cynthia Toomey (Daughter) and Daniel Toomey Norwell, Massachusetts, and David Coughlan (Son) and Julie Coughlan of Scituate Massachusetts. She will be lovingly remembered by her Nieces, Nephews, many Grandchildren, and Great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Francis James McMahan.

Elaine received a degree from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing at Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts. She went on to have a decorated career with the Scituate Visiting Nurses Hospice of the South Shore as Assistant director receiving the Ruth Sleeper Award in recognition of Major Contributions to the field of Health Care. She also was a Board Member with Etrusco in Scituate Massachusetts.

Elaine was an excellent Nurse, as many have shared with our family. She was great listener and confidante who gave her opinion with gentle guidance. She was a strong woman, progressive and spontaneously fun. She loved to garden, golf, travel and was blessed to have many loving friends. She carried a zest for life and was always ready to enjoy the moment. Elaine was a devoted Mother and cherished her family most of all. We will miss our beautiful Mother and wonderful friend. She was deeply loved by so many.

A service of remembrance will include immediate family only due to health concerns. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Hospice of the South Shore @



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Ginny Hamel

November 9, 2020

Elaine was my boss at SS Hospice. I was very fond of her. As a manager, she was fair, helpful, kind and available.As a human being, she was compassionate,honest and so much fun.
I am so sorry for your very great loss.
I always picture Elaine with a smile .

Mary Prada

November 8, 2020

I was fortunate to work with Elaine at Hospice of the South Shore, she was always the first one to offer up her house to celebrate all kinds of occasions. She had a great sense of humor and I truly enjoyed all of the wonderful get togethers in her home.

shelly obrien

November 6, 2020

Tom, Dave and families,

So sorry for the loss of your mom.. I will miss seeing here drive around in her beloved green car and keeping up with her beautiful gardens. She was the best. Hugs to you all during this difficult time.

Shelly Obrien

June Somers

November 2, 2020

Elaine was a truly special person, I have such fond memories of her.

May your memories comfort you during this time. ❤️


Debra Rufo

October 31, 2020

Sorry for your loss Cindy

Chris Ryan

October 31, 2020

Dave, Julie, Samantha, Shane and Brian,

We are so saddened to hear of Elaine’s passing, a wonderful mother and grandmother.
We will always remember Elaine as a kind and beautiful lady and we have very fond memories of her. She made our visits to Scituate all the more special.
Know we are thinking of you all at this very sad and heartbreaking time.
Please extend our condolences to all your family.

All our love,
Chris, Anna and family,


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