Patricia A. (Hughes) Coleman, age 86

of Braintree

Patricia A. (Hughes) Coleman, age 86

Patricia A. (Hughes) Coleman, age 86, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was born in Newton, to the late Patrick F. and Anna (Flynn) Hughes. Raised and educated in Newton, she was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newton, Class of 1955.

She lived in Braintree for over sixty years.

As a young woman, Pat began her career with the former New England Telephone Company, where she met her late husband, Paul. She left the workforce to raise her family and later returned, volunteering and working for the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association for many years.

Pat was a longtime active parishioner of Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree, where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and taught religious education.

Pat was an avid traveler. She enjoyed her iced coffee. She loved spending time at the beach, and especially enjoyed summers in Marshfield with family and friends. Most of all, Pat was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren, actively supporting them at their many sporting events and activities, and encouraging them in their pursuits.

Beloved wife of the late Paul F. Coleman

Devoted mother of Kevin P. Coleman of Boston, Janet M. Kelley and her husband Robert of Milton, Paul F. Coleman, Jr., Massachusetts State Police, Retired and his wife Susan of Weymouth, Steven H. Coleman and his wife Kerry of Rockland, Christopher J. Coleman and his wife Michelle of Whitman.

Loving grandmother of Brendan and Shane Kelley; Kelly, Katie, Patrick, and Matthew Coleman; Samantha, Michael, and Stephanie Coleman; Meaghan, Aidan, and Brennan Coleman.

Dear sister of Vincent K. Hughes of Brookline.

Pat is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, February 7, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Wednesday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting


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  • She was one of the best buddies to share a lobster bisque with, as long as she got her iced coffee by her side – also not to mention her sweet voice as my duet partner to sing “Hello Dolly” with. I had many joyful memories with her and I will cherish our time together. She will certainly be missed.

  • Dear Janet & Family, we’re so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother/grandmother. Sending my sincere sympathy to you. With much love and warmest regards, Karen & Joe🙏🙏

  • Patsy was a delightful, wonderful woman who raised a beautiful family. Her love and pride in her family was evident to all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be sorely missed by them as well as her many friends. Her selfless life has certainly earned her a special place in heaven. God bless the entire Coleman family and give them peace in the many wonderful memories of their beautiful Mom/Mimi.

  • Dear Paul & Susan and Coleman Family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Bob & Diane Bernazzani and Family

  • Dear Janet , Kevin, Paul, Steven and Chris….I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing….she was a sweet woman and we know she will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Thinking of you all with our deepest sympathy.

    Tony and Val Carnicelli, Amy and Mark Carnicelli and Pam and Beau Ryan

  • Love and prayers to all….she certainly was the best of us.

    Kathie and Family..Matthew,Sara-Kate,Danny, Wyatt James and Lilly.