Half Staff – Charles M. Coyne

September 27, 2013
Rockport, MA — Charles “Chuck” M. Coyne, 80, of Rockport, passed away quietly on Friday evening, September 27, 2013, at his home in Rockport. Chuck’s beloved wife of 49 years, Joan P. (Scipione) Coyne, passed in 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 12, 1933, and was the son of the late Marcus and Margaret (Butler) Coyne. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and Duquesne University, both in Pittsburgh. Chuck also completed graduate work at Brown University. He enlisted and proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a military policeman. Chuck pursued his career working as an auditor in Washington D.C. There, he met the love of his life, Joan. They soon married and had two sons, happily raising them in Hingham, while spending summers in Rockport. Chuck enjoyed a long and successful career in banking and he became the president of Mutual Advisory Corporation in Braintree. After his retirement, Chuck and Joan worked together at her company, Hingham Real Estate, dividing their time fairly evenly between golf and work. Later in life, they moved to White Cliffs in Plymouth, where they could devote themselves full time to golf. Chuck was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, who thoroughly enjoyed all of his family and friends. In his younger years, he could be found coaching his sons’ youth baseball teams, and volunteering for numerous charities. Grampy Chuck delighted in attending his grandchildren’s athletic and theatrical events, as well as spending time at home with the kids. He and Joan vacationed every winter in Naples, Fla.He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his two sons, David Coyne and his wife, Emily, and Christopher Coyne; his grandchildren, Charlie, Grace, Shannon, Clare, and Kathryn Coyne, all of Rockport; his sister, Marge, and her husband, Ronald Gasbarro of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his brother, William Coyne and his wife, Cathy, of Brielle, N.J. He was predeceased by his sisters, Audrey Lohstoeter, Grace Coyne; and his brother, Jack Coyne.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services and burial will be private. Visiting hours will be in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Thursday, October 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. Condolences may be given at www.burgessandmackey.com