Joan A. Coughlin

Dec. 3, 2012

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

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

She was a member of All Saints Parish of Plymouth Township, and the Altar and Rosary Society. She had been a member of the former St. Vincent de Paul Church of Plymouth Township and the 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 salesperson 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; brother, James Long, Levittown, Pa., Frank Long, West Wyoming, and Jerry Long, Kingston Township; sister, Dorothy Burke and her husband, Paul, Bensalem; several nieces and nephews.

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.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth Township, PA 18651, and phone number, (570) 779-5323, in Joan's memory.

Please visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Joan's family.

Published in Times Leader on Dec. 5, 2012