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EAST MACHIAS - Blanche Marie (Mathews) Coffin age 88, went to be with the Lord on December 3rd 2015 with her family by her side.

She was born in East Machias, on December 6th 1926, daughter of the late Earl Mathews Sr. and Berla (Wakefield) Mathews.

You have gone to heaven to join your family. You will be greatly missed.

Blanche was employed by A&P for 27 years. Blanche enjoyed many summers on Gardiners lake with her family making the most of her life. She was a loving wife caring mother and thoughtful grandmother.

Blanche was happily married to Bruce Coffin for 63 years. She is survived by her husband Bruce and her three daughters, Carlene and husband Donald Lee of East Machias, Carolyn and husband Michael Dennison of Chelsea and Nancy and husband Michael Morse of Arundel.

She is survived by her seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Carl Bickford Ackley, Sisters, Emma Gatcomb, Berla Grant, Pauline Smitherman and brothers, Clifford and Earl Mathews Jr.

We would like to thank all of the staff at Marshalls Healthcare for their exceptional care and compassion for Blanche.

A memorial service honoring Blanche's life will be held summer of 2016. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
Published on  December 5, 2015
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