Frances M. Coutinho, 96

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Frances M. Coutinho, 96, of Hopkinton, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Manuel N. Coutinho and devoted mother of Anne-Marie Moore, Barbara Coutinho and husband Thomas Williams, Cissy Coutinho and Michael Childs, John Coutinho and wife Brenda, and Paul Coutinho and fiancé Paula Kwerder. She also leaves eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as many extended family members and devoted friends. She was the sister of Dolores Murphy and the late John Cancian.

A lifelong learner, Frances was a Registered Nurse, award winning educator, published poet, and accomplished artist.

Visiting hours are Monday, April 21 at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton from 5-8PM. Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist in Hopkinton on Tuesday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Campaign for Milford Regional Medical Center ( or the Manuel N. Coutinho Endowment Fund at Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (