Marlborough – Carla J. Coggins, 43, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness. She leaves her loving daughter, Mikayla Coggins of Marlborough.
Carla was born and raised in Marlborough, daughter of the late Roger Coggins and survived by her mother, Helen (Wagner) Coggins of Marlborough. She was a lifelong resident of Marlborough, and worked as a clerk for several local companies.
Carla held strong family values throughout her life. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her daughter Mikayla. She enjoyed sharing scripture readings from the Bible with family and friends and her favorite pastime was playing games with her daughter.
Besides her daughter and mother, she is survived by her siblings, Frederick Coggins and his wife Zita of Northbridge, William Coggins, David Coggins, James Coggins, and Christine Cote and her husband Philip, all of Marlborough. She is also survived by her nephews, Aaron Coggins of Virginia and L-Cpl Jesse Coggins, currently serving in Okinawa; her nieces, Ashley Coggins of Northbridge, whose loving care for Carla the past few weeks is greatly appreciated by the family, Felicia Coggins of North Carolina, and Brianna Coggins of Northbridge; and her great-niece, Abigail Stanford of Northbridge.
A funeral service and celebration of Carla's life will be held Monday, Oct. 1, at 11:00 a.m., in the Grace Baptist Church, 353 River Rd., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carla may be made to the Mikayla Coggins Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Mary's Credit Union, 133 West Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752.