Louis Coburn, Jr., age 82, of Norton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Ferguson) Coburn, to whom he was wed for fifty-one years.
Born in Norwood, MA on July 1, 1939, he was a loving son of the late Louis Sr., and Marjorie (Cobb) Coburn.
Louis grew up in East Walpole, was a 1957 graduate of Walpole High School, a 1961 graduate of Wentworth Institute, and served his country as a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He had made his home in Norton for the past fifty years, and prior to retiring, had been employed for thirty-eight years as a Tool Design Engineer at the Foxboro Co.
Mr. Coburn loved his family dearly and was a jack of all trades, who had the knowledge and ability to build or fix just about anything. He was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Norton, the Odd Fellows Lodge in Walpole and along with his love for camping, was a member of the Apache Campers Club.
Louis's other hobbies included being a ham radio operator and was well known for videotaping Norton Town Events, as well as church events. He also enjoyed playing golf, bowling and when younger, teaching the youth his wisdom of scouting as a Boy Scout Leader.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted children: Louis Lanning and his wife Vickie of New York, Dana Lanning and his wife Kim of New York, Marion Godwin and her husband Paul of Taunton and Carolyn Coburn of Norton. He was the dear brother of Mary Ellen Kresel and her late husband James of New Hampshire and the late David Coburn, who is survived by his wife Chris of Washington State. He was the cherished grandfather of Eric Godwin and his wife Jennifer, Daniel Godwin and his companion Amber, Leah Herman and her husband Alex, Caleb Godwin and his fiancé Olivia, Alex Lanning, Justin Lanning, Brandon Lanning, Kristen Lanning, Keith Lanning, Tiffany Ponce and the great grandfather of DJ, Devin, Malena and Alex. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend graveside committal services on Friday, December 3rd at 2:00 P.M. at the East Walpole Cemetery, 1080 Pleasant Street in East Walpole
A service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 P.M. at the Temple Baptist Church, 540 Manley Street in West Bridgewater.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis's memory may be made to the Grace Baptist Christian Academy, 1000 Oak Hill Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703, the Hope Health Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 or the Alzheimer's Association
, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
To send his family a message of condolence, please visit www.nortonmemorial.com
Published by Sun Chronicle on Nov. 29, 2021.