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Obituary for William E "Bill" Coughlin

William E. "Bill" Coughlin, 86, of Broad Brook loving husband of Mary-Claire (Hebert) Coughlin entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital. Bill was born April 7, 1933, in Springfield, MA the son of the late Joseph and Aurora (Lewis) Coughlin. Bill proudly served in the United States Army and retired from IBEW Local 42 in Manchester. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed skiing, traveling, and trips to the Casino with his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Mary-Claire to whom he was married 64 years he is also survived by five children, Karen Coughlin of Long Beach, CA, Sandy Stolarz and her husband, Timothy of South Windsor, Michael Coughlin and his wife, Aretta of Payson, AZ, Kevin Coughlin of Palm Bay, FL, and Dennis Coughlin and his wife, Denise of East Hartford; three brothers, John, Dan, and Ray; four sisters, Theresa, Betty Ann, Kathy, and Connie; 8 grandchildren, Erica, Sarah, Steven, Sierra, Luke, Charlie, Christine, and Jessica; 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amanda; four brothers, Joseph, Andy, Wilfred, and Warren and two sisters, Mary and Mitzi. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from10 am to 12 noon at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A funeral service for Bill will be celebrated at the funeral home at 12 noon. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit