William "Bill" Joseph Coughlin passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the age of 51. He was a native of Chicago, IL and a lifelong resident of Metairie, LA. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. John William Coughlin and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony O'Donovan and Dr. and Mrs. William Coughlin. He is survived by his beloved mother, Maureen O'Donovan Coughlin; his brothers, Kevin Michael Coughlin (Saiko) and Daniel Anthony Coughlin (Stacey) and his sister, Mary Adeline Coughlin. He was also the proud uncle of Patricia, John, Adeline, Brandon and Cameron Coughlin and devoted friend to Corrinne Brewer and Mary Fuller. Bill attended St. Phillip Neri's grammar school and St. John Vianney High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served on active duty for four years. He continued his education at Louisiana State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and then attended Loyola Law School where he earned a Juris Doctorate. He operated his own law practice until the time of his death. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The online guestbook is available at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2013