Bay City, Michigan
Lydia Marie (Coughlin) Willette, age 26, was called Home peacefully by her Heavenly Father with her loving family at her side, on Thursday October 27, 2016, after a courageous battle with a rare and aggressive cancer. She was born on June 10, 1990 to Joe and Mary (Parent) Coughlin and they survive her. Lydia worked for the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA as a childcare provider ever since she was sixteen years old. There she was recently named as Lead Teacher. She will be remembered as being very loving and the “best mom ever.” She married Zachary Willette on February 27, 2016 and he survives her along with their two sons Seth and Brady. Left to also cherish her memory are her sisters Martha (Steven) Hill, Andrea Coughlin, and brother Alex (Shelly) Coughlin; her nephews Jameson and Broghan Hill; in-laws Virgil Willette, Brenda Luna; brother-in-law Nathan Awad; sister-in-law Elnora Willette, and her grandmother Eldine Parent. Per Lydia’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass for Lydia will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church (1525 S. Washington Ave. Saginaw, Michigan 48601) on Saturday November 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Friends may call at the church only on Saturday after 9:00 a.m. There will be a rosary recited at 9:15 a.m. in church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Zachary Willette to assist him with Lydia’s funeral expenses. The Willette and Coughlin families would like to thank the Compassus Hospice Team for their kind and compassionate care of Lydia.