Owen T Coughlin

Born: Mon., May 23, 1927
Died: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Location: Mitchell Funeral Home


Military Honors

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
Location: Brookside Cemetery


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 Owen T. Coughlin, 91 of Easthampton passed away peacefully the morning of October 23, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Owen was born in Nyack, New York in May 23, 1927 and moved to Easthampton in 1956 with his wife Geraldine (Peterson) Coughlin, preceded him, October 1989.   

 

Owen was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II.  After graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics, accepted a position at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, and retired after 40 years of service. Additionally, he was a member of The American Legion and a Free Mason.

 

Owen was very active in Easthampton; he served on the Easthampton School Committee for over twenty years, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Easthampton Hockey Association and the Easthampton Little League and was for many years a volunteer umpire for Little League.    He regularly supported high school and town sporting events.

 

When he was younger, he was an avid skier, skiing at many locales.  Later in life, he enjoyed traveling globally, exploring new places with family and friends.  Making many trips, Hawaii was one of his favorite places to visit.    

 

Owen is survived by his daughter Cindy Coughlin (James Bailey) and his son Kevin Coughlin (Deborah Hrubesh), two granddaughters Heather Cote (Adam Cote) and Kerri Saletnik, and two great grandsons, Owen Cote and Samuel Cote and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visiting hours will be held at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, in Easthampton on Tuesday, October 30 from 4pm to 7pm.  Graveside services will be Wednesday October 31 at Brookside Cemetery, Williston Ave., in Easthampton at 11am with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made in Owen's memory to Easthampton High School, General Scholarship Fund.

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Gene Thielman
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Owen was not only a gentlemen's gentleman but a man who mentored and advised me about dealing with business as well as people and handling the highs and lows of life.

Owen worked with me along with Becky Morrison and Tom Grenno running a highly successful business together. We had some great laughs along the way with our success of running this business for Firestone.

In 1978, I opened a tire business in Meriden, CT and received much guidance and assistance from Owen, Becky and Tom getting it off the ground It is still operating successfully to this day.

Kevin and Cindy you Dad adored you both. When we travelled the entire east coast together for Firestone whether, by plane or rental car, we never discussed business. However, we did speak about our families and how blessed we were to have them in our lives.

Owen May Your Rest in Peace.

Gene Thielman




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