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Coleen M. (McCarthy) Hand

August 30, 1958 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Coleen Hand Obituary

In Loving Memory of a Radiant Soul

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected yet peaceful passing of our beloved matriarch, Coleen Hand, a warm, loving, and generous soul who brought sunshine into the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She departed this world on January 19th leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness that will forever be etched in our hearts.


Born to spread joy, Coleen dedicated her life to caring for others both professionally and personally. As a nurse, she was a beacon of comfort, offering solace and healing to those in need. Her nurturing spirit extended well beyond her career, creating a haven of love and compassion within her own home and for all who were around her.


A loving wife to her perfect match, Scott, Coleen and he were the epitome of soulmates. In the tapestry of family, the love they shared stood as a testament, a shining example for their daughters and for us all. Together, they navigated life's journey hand in hand, creating a bond that transcended the ordinary and defined the true meaning of a lifelong partnership. They painted a beautiful portrait of love, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts and serving as a timeless inspiration for the generations that follow.


As the adored mother of her four daughters, Coleen found immeasurable joy in the laughter and unique personalities of her girls. Her eyes sparkled with pride and love as she watched each of them grow into incredible women – as sisters, mothers, wives and nurses just like her. She cherished the moments of playful banter and teasing, reveling in the special bond that only a mother and daughters can share. She epitomized the essence of a "hard-worker" in every sense, serving as an example for her daughters to reach their goals despite any obstacle. Her legacy of hard work and dependability will forever inspire and guide them.


Coleen embraced the role of a grandmother with boundless affection and grace. To her granddaughters, she was “Coco” and she had a unique ability to make each one feel cherished and valued, leaving them with a million precious moments.


Coleen had a penchant for bright colors that mirrored her vibrant spirit. Her love for life was reflected in the hues she adorned herself with, a visual representation of the joy she brought into every room. Her favorite color was “BRIGHT”, and she had an innate ability to lighten even the darkest days.


A true lover of Cape Cod, Coleen found solace in the gentle lull of the ocean waves and the picturesque landscapes that surrounded her. The salty breeze and sandy shores held a special place in her heart, providing the backdrop for countless cherished memories with her family – her siblings, nieces, nephews, friends, husband, daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren.


Her generosity knew no bounds, and Coleen had a unique talent for selecting the perfect gifts that brought smiles and warmth to those she cared for. She believed in the power of giving, not just during holidays but as a way of expressing love and appreciation every day. It was her way of letting you know she held space for you in her heart.


But perhaps one of Coleen’s most enduring legacies is her infectious laugh. A sound that resonated with joy, her laughter was a melody. Those who were fortunate enough to witness her laughter found it impossible not to join in, as it spread like wildfire, bringing happiness to all in its wake.


Coleen was the heartbeat of her family. Her home was a haven of love, laughter, and unwavering support. She took great pride in nurturing her loved ones, creating a legacy of compassion and understanding that will continue to resonate through generations.


While we mourn the loss of Coleen, we also celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the eternal mark she left on our hearts. Honor her memory by performing acts of kindness and spreading the warmth and love that she so effortlessly shared with the world.


May Coleen rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the vibrant colors, laughter, and love that defined her extraordinary journey.


She was the beloved wife of Scott M. Hand. Loving mother of Ashley Theroux & her husband Corey of Merrimac, Taylor O’Connor & her husband Jon Paul of Amesbury, Casey Tivnan & her husband Jack of Amesbury, and MacKenzie Hand & her husband Eric Tirrell of Watertown. Loving grandmother of Shea & Brynn Theroux and Rowan O’Connor. Dear sister of Mark J. McCarthy of Watertown, Kara McCarthy of Marshfield, Kimberly A. Greene of Watertown, & Sean P. McCarthy of Braintree. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, & friends.


Funeral from the MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown Saturday, at 11 AM followed by Funeral in the Church of St. Patrick 212 Main St., Watertown at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Coleen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham MA 02452 or at www.alz.org/manh to find a cure for the disease that took the life of her father.


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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Mass of Christian Burial
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Church of Saint Patrick
212 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472


Alzheimer's Association
309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452
Tel: 1-617-868-6718
Web: http://www.alz.org/manh


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