, Salem, MA

December 10, 2013

Nicolina C. (Vetro) Coffin, 83

Salem — Mrs. Nicolina (Vetro) Coffin, 83, of Salem, beloved wife of Richard J. Coffin, died on Sunday morning at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, following a brief illness.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Giacomo and Antema Vetro. She was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.

Mrs. Coffin had been employed for over 20 years with the Salem School Department in the food services division until the time of her retirement.

A lifelong resident of the city of Salem, Nicolina was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, who took great pride in her family. She was devoted to the care and well being of her husband, daughter and granddaughters. She enjoyed showering her grandchildren with the gift of love and compassion.

She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Italian Church in Salem and enjoyed crafts, shopping, cooking, and ceramics. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her loving husband of 59 years, Nicolina is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Casey of Salem; her granddaughters, Jennifer Gagne and her husband, Ryan, of Salem, and Kellie Casey of Salem; her two great-grandchildren, Blake and Madison; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Angelina Meeks.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square, at Salem Common, Salem, on Thursday, December 12, at 9:15 a.m., followed by her funeral Mass in St. James Church, Federal Street, Salem, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, December 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. To share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit