Glenn W. Coughlin, 70, a lifelong resident of Whitman, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 26, in Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Joyce (McIlvene) Coughlin. Born in Brockton and raised in Whitman, he was the son of the late Brooks and Mildred (Jones) Coughlin. Prior to his retirement, Glenn had been a respected firefighter for the town of Whitman for over thirty-five years, as well as a familiar face in the area as a driver for J. Saccone & Sons for the past thirty-seven years. He had enjoyed camping and wintering in Fort Myers, Fla., with his wife Joyce. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his greatest joy was the time spent surrounded by his Girls. In addition to his wife Joyce, he is survived by his loving daughters, Debra Crowell of East Bridgewater, Donna Saccone and her husband Michael of Whitman, Dalyce Coughlin of Whitman and Lisa Waugh and her husband Raymond of Middleboro; and his sisters, Norma Ramsey and Sandra Trainor both of Alabama. He is also survived by his grandchildren Michael, Courtney and Kristen Saccone and Robert Figgins III; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard Coughlin. His funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 and the rotary), Whitman. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2-6 p.m. Donations in his name may be made to the Whitman Fire Department - Gift Fund, Box 168, Whitman, MA 02382. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Blanchard Funeral Chapel
666 Plymouth Street Whitman, MA 02382
Published in The Enterprise on Jan. 31, 2014