Audrey J. Coughlin
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Gloucester - Audrey (Walters) Coughlin passed away peacefully on November 17, 2019. Born in Gloucester, Mass., on April 6, 1938, to George E. and Anna E. Walters, Audrey graduated from Gloucester High School in 1956 and went on to found Audrey's Flower Shop in the 1970s. Located first at Pleasant St. and later at 38 Railroad Ave., she owned and operated the store until the late 80s. She then resided on Cape Cod in the towns of Brewster and Plymouth for 25 years. She and her late husband, Stephen Coughlin, were active members of White Cliffs Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. She was also a member of First Church of Wenham Women's Enrichment Group and Flower Committee and passionate about floral design, gardening, painting (watercolor and oil), and knitting. Above all, she loved her family the most and cherished her time with them.
For 30 years, Audrey was married to Stephen J. Coughlin, who passed in 2008. She is also predeceased by her sister, Carol Walters Brahm and her daughter, Katherine Russell Orlando. Audrey is survived by her children, Kim Binette and husband Steve, Kris Munroe and husband Tyler, and Eric Russell and wife Maria. She also leaves her step-children, Stephen, Michael, Thomas and John Coughlin, Donna Harris, and Karen Sansone, and their families. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Kyle Curley and wife Laurie, Kristin Curley, Tyler Munroe, Kailey LaFlamme and husband Jonathan, Ryan Russell, Jake Munroe, Sophie Russell, Alex Binette, Elizabeth Russell; and three great-grandchildren Jonathan and Liberty Laflamme and Reagan Katherine Kiley.
Audrey attended and was a loyal supporter of the 1st annual Crafts for a Cause fundraiser. Founded by her grandson, Jake and his friends, this charity raises money to create support programs for young adult cancer patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. Per Audrey's requests, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to support Crafts for a Cause 2020 at Donations can also be made to another cause close to Audrey's heart, Family Promise at

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, November 21, from 4 to 8 p.m., at The Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930. A small service for family and close friends at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gloucester, Mass., will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, November 22. All are welcome to attend the celebration of life memorial service on Saturday, November 23, at 11 a.m., at First Church of Wenham, 1 Arbor St., Wenham, MA 01984. Online condolences may be given at
Published on November 20, 2019


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