Joseph's Story

ORRINGTON - Joseph A. Coffin, Jr., 65, died peacefully at home on April 30, 2014. He was born May 9, 1948, the son of Joseph A. and M. Priscilla (Brooks) Coffin.

Joe graduated from John Bapst High School in 1966 and worked for the Bangor Hydro from 1969 to 2008. Joe was involved in many volunteer services including serving as a selectman and with the ambulance service for the Town of Orrington, recreational leagues in Brewer and Orrington, Penobscot Conservation Club and Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed wooodworking in his shop and working on countless deck and garages he built with Pounded Thumb Construction around the Bangor/Brewer area. He has five grandchildren whom he enjoyed teasing and making them laugh.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Cathy, are four children, Ryan Coffin and his wife, Marcie of Glenburn, Erin Guimond and her husband, Jarrod of Holden, Joseph "Digger" Coffin of Levant, Joshua Coffin of Orrington; five grandchildren, Jackson Guimond, Courtney and Hailey Coffin, Joseph and Blake Coffin; brothers, Donald R. Coffin and his wife, Rhonda of Florida, Richard Coffin and his wife, Sue of Eddington; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Grover Coffin, a sister, M. Patricia Kelley and a granddaughter, Katelyn Guimond.

Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held immediately afterward. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Katelyn's Toy Box, c/o Bangor Savings Bank, 3 State St., Bangor, ME 04401 or the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
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