Patricia Coughlin

Obituary of Patricia M Coughlin

Patricia Marie (Patty) Coughlin died peacefully Sunday February 4, 2024 at her home in New Canaan, CT after a courageous battle with cancer.  Her beloved dog, Duffy, and her long-time assistant and friend, Morelia Castro, were by her side.   A cherished daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Patty will be dearly missed by all.   Born on April 10, 1967, Patty was the second of four children. She spent most of her life in Greenwich and New Canaan, CT.


Possessing an “iconic sense of style and grace” according to her oldest niece, Patty loved to find the eclectic pieces as no one else did, and she put them together in a way that no one else could.  Patty owned every room that she walked into. That expertise carried over to her home decorating skills and entertaining style as well.  Patty enjoyed cooking at home and dining with family and friends at the wonderful restaurants in lower Fairfield County. She was always kind, thoughtful and considerate through every challenge she faced.  A day spent with Patty was always a good day.


Patty was a graduate of The Ethel Walker School, Ohio Wesleyan University, and she received her Master’s Degree in Education from Manhattanville College.  She then joined Greenwich Fine Properties as a realtor, and when she moved to New Canaan, she worked in human resources for The Premier Collection. Patty also spent time doing what she loved as she restored, decorated, and enjoyed living in her “forever” house in New Canaan.


Patty is survived by her parents, Brownie and Tom Coughlin, her brothers Sean and Brian Coughlin, her sister Susan Bradbury, her sisters in law Karen Coughlin (Reynolds) and Paola Coughlin (Duque), her nieces Michaela and Lauren Coughlin, Lily Bradbury, and Fiona Coughlin, her nephews Jack Coughlin, Trip Bradbury, and Thomas Coughlin, along with many others who cared for her.


Our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Morelia Castro for her constant support, and the love and compassionate care she gave to Patty.  At Patty’s wishes, we will celebrate her with a private family dinner.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to your favorite charity. 


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