Alan J. Coffin

  • Born: October 13, 1938
  • Died: March 1, 2018
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alan J. Coffin, age 79 of Wakefield, formerly of Stoneham, died on March 1st at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was born in Maine on October 13, 1938 and was the son of the late George and Winifred (Thomas) Coffin.

Al was the beloved husband of Jean M. (Lucreziano) Coffin. He was the loving father of Karen Perriello & her husband Lou of Wakefield, Pam Silipigni & her husband Joe of Saugus, Kathy Sacco & her husband Tom of Stoneham, and Mary Ann Schafer & her husband Eric of Billerica. Al was the brother of Paul Gerald & his wife Peggy, Shelby Sutherburg & her husband Lee, Carolyn Slade, Allison Coffin & her husband Don, and Jane Gerald & her husband Sonny, all of Maine, and the late Rodney Gerald, Mary Pooler, and Vernon Coffin. He was the brother-in-law of Dan Pooler. Al was the cherished grandfather of Michael and Kristi Perriello, Carly Sacco, Erica and Brady Schafer, and Alan Silipigni. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Al was a graduate of Hampden Academy and attended Husson College of Maine and Suffolk University. He was a Navy Veteran, and had a great compassion for all those who served in the military. Al was a Wakefield resident for 23 years and was the former owner of Fair Winds Travel of Stoneham. In his later years, he worked for Massport. He was a member of the Stoneham Rotary Club, Bear Hill Golf Club, North Shore Old Car Club, and a past President for Wakefield WRTC.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8pm. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Veteran's Fisher House Foundation (Free Lodging to Military families during illness), 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD, 20850;


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jean and Family, So sorry to hear of Al's passing. He was such a sweet man and one of Steve's Car Club favorites. My thoughts are with you. Janice Pini

Posted by A friend   March 17, 2018



Posted by MARIE BONGIORNO - ARLINGTON, MA   March 07, 2018

Al was the sponsor of our softball team The Travelers, in Stoneham for many years. Always generous and gracias. A real gentleman. He will be missed. My heart felt condolences to his family.

Posted by Mike Barbera - Dracut, MA   March 05, 2018

Jeannie and Family,
I was truly saddened to learn of Al's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you, 'The Girls' and your family. You have a Guardian Angel watching over you all.

Posted by Bee Magliozzi - Billerica, MA   March 05, 2018

Fred & I were saddened on hearing of Al's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Jean

Posted by Fred & Jo Fernandez - Burlington, MA - Friend   March 04, 2018

Thank you for being my Dad, for taking care of me, providing for me and teaching me. I will miss your warm eyes and big smile. You were such a meaningful contribution to this world and we will be missed dearly. Love, Mary Ann

Posted by Mary Ann Schafer - Billerica, MA - Daughter   March 04, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. We served together on the USS Shadwell. He was a great shipmate. Tom and Sandy Wise. Lansing MI.

Posted by Tom Wise - Lansing, MI - Served in the Military together   March 03, 2018

Bill and Sue Burge of Boothbay Maine, formerly Belmont Massachusetts, send our deepest heartfelt sympathy to my dear friend Jean from years past and to all of her family. Al was a great husband and father as we knew him. Heaven gained another amazing angel. With Love, Bill and Sue

Posted by Sue Burge - Boothbay, ME - Friend   March 03, 2018


Though I'm not able to attend, please know I'm there in spirit. Love to you all.

Posted by Shelby Sutherburg - ME - Sister   March 03, 2018


Our deepest condolences to you Jean and your family. We are sorry and saddened by your loss. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Rena and Phil. Melbourne Fla.

Posted by Rena & Phil Belanger - Melbourne, FL - Friend   March 03, 2018

So sorry to hear of Al's passing. He worked for me at NAPA and was always a gentleman. He will be missed.

Posted by Earl Norman - Melrose, MA - Friend   March 03, 2018

Karen and family,
With deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all
Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time

Posted by Cheri    March 03, 2018

Jamie and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to the whole family. May he rest in eternal peace❤
God bless,
Jamie and Kim Monteiro

Posted by Kim and Jamie Monteiro - 18 Brattle st Wilmington, MA   March 03, 2018

Norma and I are so sad to learn of Alan's passing. He was a true gentleman. He is going to be missed at the many function of our car club. Our condolences to Jean and family.

Posted by Don Seymour - Farmington, NH - friend   March 03, 2018


My thoughts and prayers are with you

Posted by Laura Fleming - Hermitage, PA   March 03, 2018

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4,,,

Posted by A friend   March 03, 2018

Stan and I send our deepest sympathies and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean and all of the family.

Posted by Sally Gravallese Radomski - Wilmington, MA   March 02, 2018

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