Theresa A. (Guiney) Coleman, 89, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, at her home in Stoughton, surrounded by her devoted daughter and loving family, after a long period of declining health. Born in Boston, daughter of Thomas J. and Mary B. (Cameron) Guiney, she was raised in St. Gregory's Parish in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. In 1964, she moved to Stoughton to raise her young family. She was a dedicated and loving mother. While her children were in school, she worked as a Teacher's Aide at the Hansen School in Stoughton and later worked at the Paul A. Dever School in Taunton. She later transferred to the Massachusetts State Rehabilitation Commission in Boston, where she enjoyed a 17-year career and retired in 1999. She was devoted to her brothers and sisters and their families, and enjoyed her yearly family caravan to Foxwoods to spend the day with those closest to her. She also introduced golf to her family and enjoyed the putt-putt courses that her family set up through the years. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her daughter and her extended family.
Theresa was the mother of Theresa I. Coleman of Stoughton and the late Donald P. Coleman. She was the sister of Doris M. Leonard of Weymouth and the late Thomas Guiney, Jr., John A. Guiney, Florence B. Dolan, Francis E. Guiney, M. Louise Lennon, William F. Guiney, Edward F. Guiney, Leo P. Guiney, Madeline Scully, Robert C. Guiney and Paul K. Guiney. She was the sister in law of Elizabeth Guiney of Brockton, Josephine Guiney of Canton and Jerome Scully of Norwell. She was the former wife of the late Donald F. Coleman and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her granddog Snow.
A Visiting Hour will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday from 10-11 AM. Due to Covid restrictions, a Private Funeral Mass will be held with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury. Donations in Theresa's memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, POB 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 or to Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, POB 9214, Jackson, WY 83002.