Joan A. Coughlin

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Joan A. Coughlin, 77, of Plymouth Township passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.

Born May 1, 1935, in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late John Yasenchak and Jennie Yasenchak Long.

She was a member of All Saints Parish of Plymouth and the Altar and Rosary Society. She had been a member of the former St. Vincent de Paul Church of Plymouth and St. Vincent's Church Altar and Rosary Society and Silver and Gold Club.

Joan had been employed by the Boston Store/Boscov's Department Store as a saleswoman for many years.

Over the years, she was a member of the Plymouth Township Recreation Association and Ladies Auxiliary.

She and her late husband, Frank, were avid sports fans. They greatly enjoyed watching college sports, especially Notre Dame.

Joan not only lost her husband on Aug. 26, 2006, but she lost her best friend as well. She lived for her sons and was a wonderful Nanny to her three grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving sons, Frank Coughlin Jr. and his wife, Donna, Plymouth; Kevin Coughlin and his wife, Ann Marie, Nanticoke; and John Coughlin and his wife, Ruthann, Plymouth Township; three grandchildren, Shawn Coughlin, Dr. Kevin Coughlin and Amanda Bruza and her husband, Ron; brothers, James Long, Levittown; Frank Long, West Wyoming; and Jerry Long, Kingston; sister, Dorothy Burke and her husband, Paul, Bensalem; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family would like to thank all of Joan's doctors for their care and compassion over the past few, difficult years. They would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Nanticoke Fresenius Dialysis Center for their kindness, love, compassion and dedication that they bestowed to their mother over the past six years. Also, the family would like to thank the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, Share-A-Ride Drivers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow Street, Plymouth, PA 18651, 570-779-5323, in Joan's memory.

Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Joan's family.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012
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