Brian Coffin
1946 - 2021
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Coffin, Brian
Dec 14, 1946 - Jan 6, 2021
Brian Coffin, 74, devoted and loving father, lost his long battle with cancer on January 6, 2021, in San Diego, Calif., under the loving care of his sons Michael and Matthew (Kristina) Coffin.
Brian was born December 14, 1946, in Lowell, Mass., to Earl and Mary Prenter Coffin. Brian graduated from Lowell High School and Southern New Hampshire University. He joined the Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
The son of a salesman, Brian also had selling in his blood. After a brief time selling burglar alarms door-to-door, Brian saw an ad for a stockbroker and figured he could learn to sell stocks. He completed his Series 7 exam and joined a brokerage firm to start his long career as a stockbroker. He found his stride and signed several well-known clients, including Arnold Palmer, whom he played a round of golf with. Golf was one of his great passions and characterized the values he treasured most – honesty and integrity, which he shared with his sons.
In 1985, Brian married Karen Garverick and they welcomed their two wonderful sons into the world, Matthew Brian in 1986 and Michael Earl in 1988. Brian in 1990 moved his family to Warrenton, Virginia where he would raise his sons with Karen, although from separate households.
After a successful 26 year career at Scott and Stringfellow and following the college graduations of his sons, Brian left Scott & Stringfellow and moved to Sarasota, Fla., transferring his accounts to Wells Fargo. Brian met many new friends and participated in walking and biking clubs as well as enjoying many rounds of golf. Brian remained active with his clients until March 2020.
Brian left Florida in September 2020 and enjoyed the rest of his days with his beloved sons in Virginia and California.
Brian is also survived by his siblings Brenda (Buddy) Dickey, Billy Coffin and Rosemary Coffin-Dalton and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private.

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Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
I just learned that Brian is continuing his journey of existence. As a tax professional you learn a lot about a person by preparing their tax return over a long period of time, and I prepared his for 41 years. I consider the conversations we had as he hindered his retirement years to remove funds for the college education of his sons. I think about the numerous charities that will miss his continuing support. He was a good person and I am sure that his Faith was a comfort at the end of this life.
Berney O'Rourke
January 15, 2021
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January 13, 2021
Bill & Gay Harris (Warrenton, VA)
We express our heartfelt condolences to the family of Brian Coffin in their loss. Brian was my neighbor and friend in the early 90s in Warrenton. He was a man of intelligence, responsibility, integrity, faith, and a devoted father and husband. His love and responsibility for his sons was unparalleled; he taught them faith and took them to church regularly. As his friend, I would babysit his sons and took care of the family Golden Retriever when they vacationed. I remember Brian as “a good man.” May God rest his soul and give consolation to his family that he had a big heart and was a gift to them.
Bill & Gay Harris
January 12, 2021

We were Brian's neighbors and clients when he lived in Warrenton, Virginia. We will always remember his quick and genuine smile and his kindness and integrity. His love for and devotion to his two sons, Michael and Matthew, were evident in every life decision he made and every action he took. We are proud to have known him and wish his sons loving and happy memories of their devoted Father.

Bob and Paula Hayes Warrenton, Virginia

Paula Hayes
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