Elise H. (Holm) Coyne

Elise H. (Holm) Coyne, 90, of Rochester passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Autumn Glenn in Dartmouth, where she spent the last 14 months of her life. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Coyne. She was also predeceased by her first husband, Allen Cameron, and although he passed in 1966 she still thought of him every day.

            Born in Waltham, MA, daughter of the late Thure and Helga (Benson) Holm, she was raised in Milton, MA with her brother, Harold. After her marriage to Allen she lived in Illinois and Connecticut, but spent most of her adult life living in Wareham, Mattapoisett, and Rochester.

            Elise attended Thayer Academy and New England Baptist School for Nursing, where she became a Registered Nurse.

            She began her career as a nurse in Boston working at NEBH and Lahey Clinic. She later worked in doctor’s offices and at Tobey Hospital before settling into the infirmary at Tabor Academy, where she worked for over 20 years until her retirement.

            In retirement, she would spend part of the winter months in Naples, FL where she enjoyed extending her tennis and golf season and made many great new friends.

            Elise was a big believer in family and tradition and took great pride in her Swedish heritage. She got her love of gardening from her mother and father and no matter where she lived her yard was always full of different colors throughout the year. She also inherited her mother’s love of cooking and sweets, which she then passed on to her children and grandchildren, with Christmas Cookie Baking becoming an annual family event.

            She was a very social person with lots of friends, both young and old, in many places. Elise loved old houses, sailing, playing bridge, golf and tennis, and traveling to Europe and Kansas. She was very artistic and had a great sense of design and color.

            Elise is survived by her four children, Lisen Cameron, Allen Cameron and his wife Karin Bonesteel, Douglas Cameron and his wife Carol, and James Cameron; four grandchildren, Hannah, Jonathan, Genevieve, and Abigail; two step-children, Ann (Coyne) Payne and her family of Kansas and Linda (Coyne) MacKenzie and her family of Wareham; and her grand dogs Sadie Jane, OB, and Poohbear.

            Her Memorial Service will be held, Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. Burial will be held privately. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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