WEST BOYLSTON-Charles H. Coughlin, 92, of West Boylston died Thursday May 26, 2016 in UMass Medical Center.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Concetta M. “Connie” (Russo) Coughlin; a sister in law, Florence Coughlin of Sterling; nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Charles P. “Spud’ Coughlin and two brothers, Francis and Arthur Coughlin.
He was born in Worcester, son of Frank and Hazel (Young) Coughlin and graduated from Commerce High School. He was a Staff Sergeant in Army Air Corps and a Veteran of WWII serving in the 385th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Charles served two years in the European Theatre and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
Charlie was the Director of the West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant for many years, before retiring. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, the Greendale Retired Men’s Club, a founding member of the Harold N. Keith American Legion Post #204, a life member of the 8th Air Force Group, and a member of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6907. Charlie was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Wachusett Country Club and in his younger years enjoyed skiing.
A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 11AM in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester Street, West Boylston, MA. Burial will be private in Mount Vernon Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are in the care of FAY BROTHERS Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street West Bolyston, MA.