John “Jack” F. Coyne

John “Jack” F. Coyne was born April 12, 1926 in Worcester to Michael and Mary (Friel) Coyne.  He was the middle of three children.  Jack graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1943 and enrolled in the engineering program at Worcester Polytech.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific until discharge in 1946.  Upon finishing his degree in 1948, Jack went to work for New England Telephone.  While there he earned his MBA from Boston University.  He would work for the Bell System companies in Boston, Framingham, New York City and New jersey for 43 years until his retirement in 1989.

In 1949 Jack met Marjorie Walsh.  They married in 1950 and enjoyed 66 years together.  Together they raised 6 children primarily in Hingham and Pompton Plains, NJ.  In retirement Jack and Marge lived in Harrison, Maine and Florida, moving to Fort Pierce, FL permanently in 2011.

Jack followed his Boston sports teams closely and was especially happy that he was able to see the Red Sox (finally) win the World Series in 2004, 2007, and 2013.  He loved to play golf, especially after he retired and has 3 holes-in-one to his credit.

Jack was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Walsh) Coyne.  Devoted father of John Coyne, Jr. and his wife Diane of Canton; David Coyne and his wife Dorothy, Michael Coyne and his wife Joanne, all of NJ; Marjorie “Penny” Quackenbush and her husband Kevin of Middleboro; and Dennis Coyne and his wife Chae of ME; and the late Peter Coyne.  Cherished grandfather of Meghan, Kasey, Jaime, Elizabeth and Michael Coyne; Tara Speer, Katie Gordon; and Josh Quackenbush.  Brother of the late Evelyn Irwin and Rita O’Leary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Gregory Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Wednesday, March 20th at 10:00 am.  Family and friends invited.  Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Tuesday from 4-8 PM.  Interment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack’s memory to: American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101, Hudson, WI 54016-9316