Anne Maeve Coughlin, daughter of Robert W and Roberta Miller Coughlin of Storrs CT and sister of Gregory Coughlin of Bethlehem PA, passed away in Montreal on July 29, 2016 after a two year struggle with metastatic cancer. Anne was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1961where her parents, US citizens, were students. She spent her early childhood in Madison NJ and Bethlehem, PA and many summers in Barnegat Light NJ. She graduated from E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT and received a BA in chemistry cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, a MS in medicinal chemistry from Lehigh University and Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. She worked as a research chemist for Air Products and Chemicals Company Inc. in Pennsylvania, as an associate attorney for Pennie and Edmonds LLP in Manhattan, patent attorney for Canadian companies Nexia Biotechnologies and Excelitas Technologies and most recently as senior intellectual property counsel for PerkinElmer, Inc. of Waltham, MA. In addition to her parents and brother she is survived by her husband Vincent Lenaerts, her daughter Fiona Maeve Coughlin, nephew Christopher P. Coughlin and step-children Marie Caroline, Aurelien, and Anne-Cecile Lenaerts. Donations can be made to a memorial fund in her name at the Segal Cancer Centre of the Montreal Jewish General Hospital or to Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA.
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