Robert J. Coyne
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Robert J. Coyne
  • February 16, 1931 - August 4, 2016
  • Nashua, New Hampshire

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Robert J. Coyne, 85, of Nashua, died August 4, 2016 at the Southern NH Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Bangor, Maine on February 16, 1931 the son of James and Helen (Meuse) Coyne. He grew up in Bangor and was educated in the local school system.

He was a veteran of the US Air Force proudly serving during the Korean Conflict. He relocated to Nashua with his family in 1966 where was employed as an engineering assistant at BAE Systems (formerly Sanders Associates) for more than 25 years. Bob was an avid golfer and was the founder of the Senior Golf League at Ponemah Green Country Club. He was a fan of the New England sports scene especially the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots and was a strong supporter of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was an excellent cook and loved preparing delicious meals for family get-togethers. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Constance Hardesty.

Members of his family include his son Kevin Coyne and his wife Julie of Milford, his three daughters Karen Coyne and her husband Richard Treem of Nashua, Colleen Carlin and her husband Dave of Hudson and Tracy Coyne of Merrimack, his five grandchildren Michael and Ryan Northrup, Trevor Coyne, Kimberly Botz and Kelly Asara, six great-grandchildren and his brother Roland "Bud" Coyne of Pennsylvania as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Thursday August 11 from 3 to 5 pm at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home 26 Kinsley St. in Nashua with a Memorial Service with military honors celebrated at 4:30 pm in the funeral home. Following services, a gathering for family and friends was held in the Hunt Club at Hollis Crossing 300 Bartemus Trail in Nashua. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Bob's name may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.