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Alan J. Coffin

Obituary for Alan J. Coffin

October 13, 1938 - March 1, 2018
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 79


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;

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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