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James M. Coan

James M. Coan, 64, of Northridge Road, Ipswich, husband of Linda Coan, died April 6, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family, following a battle with multiple myeloma.

Born in Lynn, December 3, 1949 he was the son of late  Ralph and Anna (Carlin) Coan of Lynn.  He was raised in Lynn and graduated from Hamilton-Wenham High School in 1967.  He served his country in the U S Marine Corps, spending two tours of duty in Viet Nam.  He went on to attend and graduate  from Boston College earning a bachelorís degree in Business Administration.  James started his career with the U S Postal Service as a letter carrier in Lynn, later becoming a Facility Services Supervisor working throughout the Middlesex-Essex District. Following his retirement from the Postal Service, Jim went on to become the owner-operator of L & L Laundromat in Melrose and the Laundry Agency in Gloucester.  He had many interests, happiest when spending time with friends and family.  He spent many devoted hours with his grandson Kai.

In addition to his wife Linda of thirty-three years he leaves  his daughter Lisa Abitbol and her husband Christian Pierce of Watertown and his much adored grandson Kai, beloved and his favorite playmate.

His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 10 am, Thursday, April 10, graveside in Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed .Visiting hours will be Wednesday 5 to 7 pm in  the Whittier-Porter Funeral home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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