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Sophia Coleman, 94

She leaves her daughter, Emily S. Coleman, and her husband, Roeby Simons; a brother, John Stankievtz; a sister, Nancy Hill; her nieces, Barbara Pasternak and Mary Ann Stankievtz; and other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She will be missed by many close friends and family.

Born in New Britain, Conn., the daughter of Steven and Helena (Panish) Stankievtz, she was a graduate of Franklin County Hospital School of Nursing in Greenfield.

Mrs. Coleman was the beloved school nurse for the Town of Southborough for many years until her retirement in 1977. She took hundreds of temperatures, put on thousands of bandages and gave out lots of hugs. She was also known for helping families that were less fortunate, by finding them food, clothing and furniture through private anonymous donors.

She was an active member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Southborough and a volunteer at the Southborough Public Library.

A funeral service was held Dec. 15 from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, followed by burial in the Rural Cemetery of Southborough. The Morris Funeral Home of Southborough assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.

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