BELFAST and CARIBOU - James Maxim Coyne, 100, died peacefully Jan. 11, 2014, at Tall Pines Residence. He was born April 1, 1913, in Waterville, the son of Edward Matthew and Etta (Pomerleau) Coyne.
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A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Jim attended Waterville High School, St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Colby College, Harvard University and Boston University. He was head claims adjuster for U.S.F.& G Insurance in Portland. He then relocated in Caribou with his family where he resided for 38 years. After his wife Barbara's death in 2001, he relocated to Fort Kent to be with his daughter and son-in-law where he made many lasting friends. In 2010 they relocated to Belfast. While in Caribou, his career included, attorney at law, trust officer for Aroostook Trust Bank, Commissioner for Maine Industrial Accident Commission and was a member of the Maine Medical Malpractice Board. Jim was an avid golfer and outdoorsman and had a deep interest in nature and the environment. He was past president of the Caribou Rotary Club, a founding member of the Aroostook Senior Golf Association and later became a Master Maine Guide.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara; and his sisters, Katherine and Elizabeth. He is survived by his daughter, Marion "Penny" Albert and her husband, Gilbert, of Belfast; his grandchildren, Michael Albert of Brandford, Conn., John Albert and his wife, Lynne, of Lakewood, Colo., and Katherine Read and husband, Ryan, of Belfast; his great-grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Ana, Julia Albert, Jack, Nora and Josephine Read; and by Carrie Albert, a special family member.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belfast. A spring burial and memorial is planned at St. Francis Cemetery, Waterville. Those who wish may make donations in Jim's memory to
. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 14, 2014