J. Thomas Coughlin
PAWTUCKET - J. Thomas Coughlin, 72, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. He was the husband of Joan (Melia) Coughlin. They were happily married for fifty one years. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Gregory and Alice (Burek) Coughlin.
Mr. Coughlin was a Pawtucket School Teacher for thirty six years at Goff Junior High School, retiring in 1996. He graduated from Saint Raphael Academy in 1956 where he played football. He received his Bachelors degree from Providence College in 1960. Tom had also spent twenty years working summers for the Pawtucket Parks and Recreation department.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mary Lou Knight, Lori DeAmaral, and Kellie Volpicelli, two sisters, Marilyn Wood and Donna DiBiasio, a brother, Dr. Gregory Coughlin, and six grandchildren, Colin and Kellie Knight, Bianca and Talia Volpicelli, and Daniel and Christien DeAmaral.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 9am from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10am in Saint Teresa Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to VNS of Greater RI, 6 Blackstone Valley Way #515, Lincoln, RI, 20865, would be appreciated. For online condolences, www.rifuneral.com