Obituaries

Coughlin, Lawrence “Vinny”

August 31st, 2010

Lawrence V. “Vinny” Coughlin, age 90, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Wilmington, died August 31, 2010.

Husband of the late Marguerite V. (Donovan) Coughlin, father of Donna M. Sellers of Wilmington and Lawrence V. Coughlin, Jr. of Boston, grandfather of Lori Munro & her husband Scott, Alyssa Mahoney, Lawrence V. III, Hayley, Barrie, and Danielle Coughlin, and great-grandchildren Brendan, Makenna, Kyle, Evan, and Jack Munro, son of the late James J. and Kathleen L. (O’Driscoll) Coughlin, brother of K. Louise Lindsay of Beverly, and the late John Coughlin and Marion Coughlin.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, September 2nd from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Home Service of Friday, September 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

U. S. Navy Veteran WWII.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Coughlin, Lawrence “Vinny””

  1. Lyman Carter says:

    Larry, you were my US father. Thank you for all your mentoring…and introducing me to martinis! I’ll miss those Sunday morning phone calls. I’ll never forget you. May God be with you. Lyman

  2. Ann & Bob Crocker says:

    We can never thank you enough for being one of the developing pioneers of the Friends of BU Hockey, our hearts are saddened with your passing, our prayer is that God will be merciful unto you and take you home with Him to rest in peace with all of His Saints!

  3. Dennis E. O'Connel says:

    As a former BU Terrier, I remember Larry as one of the Founders of the Friends of BU Hockey. That orginazation has grown since then but I remember the early days when I was playing and how important they were to Jack Kelly and the team. Most of all I remember Larry as a true gentleman and someone who was there to help whenever we needed him. He and my Father became good friends and I guess they’ll be cheering together once again for the Terriers.

  4. Art Dunphy, BU '61 says:

    Larry — You were as loyal a Boston University fan as I ever met. A lot of great memories of you and Al Sidd, t. al. GO BU!!!

  5. patricia m. kolski says:

    Larry, the boys and I love you very much. You’ve been better than family to us and helped us immeasurably. We are crushed over losing you. Hope they have your martinis in heaven. Our prayers are with you and thanks for being in our lives.

    xxoo

  6. Brian Gilmour BU '67 says:

    Behind every successful college sports program there are alumni who support, encourage, promote and contribute. Larry was at the top of that group. He made a difference to the program and to the people that were part of it.

    My sincere condolences to his family, who I am sure take immense pride in Larry’s many accomplishments.

  7. Martha Anne Collins says:

    Dear sweet Larry–Thank you for all your help to me. One of the most fortunate days of my life was the day I met you. You will never be forgotten. I know you are probably enjoying one of your favorite martinis and a big juicy steak now with your buddies who’ve gone before.

  8. Alan Ioffredo, Office Mate says:

    Larry, you will forever more be a “giant” in my eyes. Your cheerful office presence, sense of humor, fluency with college and professional sports and the delight you took in travel were both inspiring and contagious.

    I’m so pleased that our lives intersected these last three years and that you so graciously shared your wonderful business partner – Lena, with me. May we long honor your memory with good cheer and a sense of optimism for the future.

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