Mary Coughlin-Lancaste, 62, a former Oak Park resident, died on Dec. 21, 2017.
Known to family and friends as “Carmel,” she was a graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School and Barat College.
She was a longtime employee of the DuPage County Health Department and a dedicated board member of the Awakenings Project.
Ms. Coughlin-Lancaste is survived by her husband, Eugene; her daughters, Kelly and Eileen; her grandchildren, Luke and Laura; her siblings, Nancy Wohlrab, Jim (Jane), Tom (Maryann), Steve (Kay), Brian (Gina) and Phil (Carolyn); and her many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be conducted on Jan. 27 at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road in Wheaton from noon until 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Awakening Project, a non-profit organization that promotes artistic opportunities for persons with psychiatric disorders. More information is available at 708-386-4568.