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1960 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
COATES, Paul E. 55, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away on Friday March 25, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with ALS. He was the loving husband of Anush (Mouratian) Coates with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Newton, MA on August 17, 1960, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Yvonne (Aucoin) Coates. Paul enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979 as a jet mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1983. He went on to have an accomplished 25 plus year career as a service manager in various aspects of food service equipment repair and maintenance. He was an avid Bruins and Patriots fan, always looking forward to the start of each season. Paul spent a great deal of time landscaping his yard and enjoying every minute of being in the outdoors, birdwatching, boating, fishing, and golfing. He could fix just about anything and always carried a tune with his deep love of music. Some of the happiest times in his life was spent vacationing with family and friends. Most of all Paul loved making people laugh. In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by his son, Dylan Coates of Chelmsford; his daughter, Nicole Amidon and her husband, William of California; two grandchildren, Rylee and MacKenzie Amidon; two brothers, Robert J Coates, Jr. of Nashua; Brian and Alison Coates of Waltham; two sisters, Linda and Gerard Goguen of Pembroke, NH, Lisa and Scott Wayland of Waltham; his mother-in-law, Gizella Mouratian of Belmont; his sisters-in-law, Silvia Manning of Belmont and her daughter, Gina Manning of Watertown, Lorik Mouratian of Belmont; and his sister-in-law Eva Coates of Gardner; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Patrick Coates.Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Visitation to be held on Thursday March 31, 2016 from 4 until 8 PM in the Blake Funeral Home, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. Family and friends may gather on Friday morning at 9 am at the Funeral Home for a procession to Pine Ridge Cemetery in Chelmsford, where committal prayers will be offered with military honors. For those who wish, donations, in memory of Paul, may be made to: ALS Association-MA Chapter, 315 Norwood Park S, 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For directions or condolences, please visit www.blakefuneralhome.com or find us on Facebook. Blake Funeral Home Chelmsford, MA 978-256-5251
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 29, 2016
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