Thomas P. Coyne, Jr.

May 10th, 2018

Thomas P. Coyne, Jr., age 69, of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 9, 2018.

Tom entered the world on July 17, 1948; he was born and raised in Charlestown and was the dear son of the late Thomas and Margaret Coyne. Tom was a true “townie” and was very proud of his Irish roots; as a youngster he went to St. Mary’s Church where he served as an altar boy and attended St. Mary’s School; Tom went on to graduate from Matignon High School with the Class of 1966. Following graduation, Tom, continued his education at Northeastern University in Boston; he was in the Co-op Program and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting in 1971.

That same year, Tom, enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves; he served six years as a reservist where he went to many training exercises including a stint aboard the USS Wasp. Tom was honorably discharged from the Naval Reserves in May of 1977.

Tom worked hard to provide for his family; he was employed in the finance field holding various positions across many organizations that included Community Workshops, Somerville Hospital, Mass Health Data Consortium, LifeLinks Inc., and other nonprofit agencies. Tom’s hard work ethic and knowledge of his field made him quite an asset to his profession.

Tom married his wife Susan Broderick on November 6, 1976; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1978 where they raised three wonderful children; Matthew, Andrew, and Meghan. Tom was a very devoted and loving father; he was very involved in his children’s school and sporting events and was their biggest supporter. When Tom’s boys got involved in Wilmington Little League so did he; Tom coached little league for many years, ran the snack shack and was their treasurer for over 20 years. Tom stayed involved long after his sons were grown; he was always doing something and helping other children in the community. Tom was very proud of his children and the adults that had become; they were really his pride and joy. In later years, Tom, became “Pop Pop” to Abigail, Aubrey, Parker and Emma; his world became even brighter. Tom cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, enjoyed watching them grow and was always there to lend a hand whenever needed.

Tom will be fondly remembered for his love of his family dogs- Barney, Rake, and Dane, his passion for all Boston sports teams and his ability to be a great friend and neighbor. Tom loved his family with all his heart and he will forever be missed.

Tom was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Broderick) Coyne, devoted father of Matthew R. Coyne & wife Courtney of Burlington, Andrew T. Coyne & wife Chantal of Wilmington and Meghan F. Coyne of Wilmington. Loving “Pop Pop” of Abigail Alice, Aubrey Frances, Parker Thomas, and Emma Rose. Cherished son of the late Thomas P. and Margaret (Tagen) Coyne, dear brother of Margaret Crowley & husband David of Melrose and Stephen Coyne & wife Nancy of Salem, NH. Tom is also survived by his mother-in-law Frances Broderick of Norwood as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.


2 Entries in Guest Book for “Thomas P. Coyne, Jr.”

  1. Judy Baptiste says:

    My sister Sue, I’m so sorry for your loss of Tom. I wish I could be there for the services but, I’m not allowed in a car for at least 3 week and another 3 to drive. So please know, you’ve all been on my mind, sending thoughts and prayers. All my love Sister Jude

  2. Dianne Greenberg n Family says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man and I am a better person for having known him.
    The Gteenbergs/Boston Clipper

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