M. Janet Coughlin Ingalls of Swampscott and formerly of Edgartown died peacefully on Dec. 1 at Salem Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was 99.

She was the wife of the late John P. Ingalls Jr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.

She was born at home on Fuller avenue in Swampscott, the daughter of the late Edwin and Marion Oliver Coughlin. She remained a resident of Swampscott for her entire life. She and her husband would eventually purchase a home in Edgartown, where she loved to take her family and eventually would spend many months each year on the Island.

Janet attended both Lasell University and Boston University but she loved her role as a homemaker and matriarch of her family. She was a fantastic cook, an avid reader of books and of current events, as well as a former active volunteer at First Church in Swampscott and at Mass Eye and Ear.

She was a bird and nature lover and was an avid birder. She enjoyed playing tennis at the Beach Club in Swampscott and at the North Shore Tennis and Squash Club, where she was also one of the first bond holders of the club, and watching tennis and the New England Patriots on television.

Vacations with her husband to Barbados and the time spent at their beachfront home in Edgartown made for many years of memories.

She had a way of making everyone feel special. Her house was always open to family, extended family and friends. She will be remembered as always being impeccably dressed and most especially as a strong independent woman filled with class, beauty and grace.

Janet is survived by a son, John P. Ingalls 3rd and his wife Rebecca of Swampscott; daughters Pamela Leger of Salem, Nancy P. Gallugi of Swampscott and Patricia Ingalls of Oak Bluffs; grandchildren Christian Leger and his wife Jen, Matthew Leger and his wife Tara, Jeffrey Leger and his wife Seana, Sarah Gallugi and her husband Glen Shaw, Carrie Bourgault and her husband Tim, Beth Gallugi, Hannah Beford and her husband Lenny, Emma Ingalls-McGlynn, Kara Peters and Aron Ingalls; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Joan Keiver of Swampscott. She was predeceased by five siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in the First Church in Swampscott, Congregational. Interment will follow at the Swampscott Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 494, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or to macular degeneration research at the Macular Degeneration Foundation at eyesight.org.

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