Robert D. CoffinNovember 06,2012
Robert D. Coffin
WATERBURY — Robert Douglas Coffin, 87, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at his home in Waterbury. Born on Dec. 19, 1924, in Graniteville, Robert was raised by his mother, Blanche (Belanger) Coffin Falardeau, and his stepfather, Victor Falardeau. His father, Drussell Coffin, and his wife, Margery, lived in Barre. Bob was a graduate of Waterbury High School and joined the U.S. Navy during his senior year, serving in the South Pacific theater of operations during World War II. On Aug. 30, 1947, he was married to Mary “Marion” Izor, and the couple spent most of their life in Waterbury.
Over the years, Bob worked in a variety of local businesses including an ice business, Mid-State Bowling Alley and Rock of Ages in Barre. In 1963, he started his own business, Coffin’s TV, in Waterbury, where he continued to work until he retired in 2008.
Bob is survived by his loving and devoted family: beloved wife Mary of 65 years; brother Richard Falardeau and wife Bonnie, of California; sister Dottie Fortier and husband Maurice, of Barre; son Barry Coffin and wife Tina, of Brandon; daughters Victoria Alberghini and husband Mark, of Waterbury, Jennifer Blacklock and fiancé Roger Lowe, of Waterbury, and Denise Catchapaw, of Middlebury; grandsons Jeff Alberghini and wife Kate, Matt Alberghini and wife Michelle and Dustin Coffin and Jen Loso; granddaughters Kristi Blacklock and Matt Gratton, Mary Jackman and husband Pete, Sarah Alberghini Winters and husband Chris, Bridget Blacklock and Nathan Hayes, Christina Mas and husband Shayne, Rebecca Blacklock and husband Josh Mandell, Alicia Catchapaw and partner Kelly Wolff, and Amanda Coffin; great-grandchildren Shelby and Avery Alberghini, Ira and Tanner Alberghini, Fox, Lillian, Oren and Calvin Winters, Chessley, Genevieve and Idalee Jackman, Landon and Shaelyn Mas, and Brianna Coffin. He is predeceased by brother Drussell Coffin and sisters Virginia Tenney, Hazel Noistering, Arlyne Russell and Phyllis Towndrow.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 95, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.
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