Salem, MA — James M. Coughlin, age 48, of Salem, passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2013. Born in Salem, the son of James E. and Christine (Foye) Coughlin, of Salem, he was raised and educated in Salem. Following his graduation from Maine Maritime as a third engineer, he sailed on merchant ships. More recently, he enjoyed fishing and lobstering in local waters. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed wood-working and music as hobbies.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coughlin is survived by two sisters, Marie Ellen Mannion, of Derry, N.H., and Carol Augulewicz and her husband Richard, of Beverly; a brother, Mitchell and his wife Beth, of Beverly, and his nieces and nephews, Dylan Mannion, Ashley Augulewicz, and Kyle, Andrew and Grace Coughlin.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North Street), Salem, to be followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., in the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the House of Seven Gables, 54 Turner St., Salem. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.