John G. Coan Jr.

HALLOWELL – John G. Coan Jr., 89, passed away on April 15, 2021 in Maine General Rehabilitation and Long TermCare at Glenridge after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Webster) Coan.

John was born June 6, 1931 in Gardiner, son of the late John G. and Helen E. (Morgan) Coan. He was raised in Hallowell where he lived for most of his life. He graduated from Hallowell High School class of 1950. He also attended Gates Business College.

John worked for the State of Maine as a postal clerk for many years until his retirement in 1992.

He enjoyed watching his family’s sporting events and going to camp on Lake Cobbosee. He was also a member of the Maine State Employees Association.

John is survived by his three children, daughter, Valerie Benton and her husband Robert of Turner, son, John G. Coan III and his husband James Bridgman of Leeds, Mass., and son, James Coan and his wife Tammy of Pittston; his cherished grandchildren, Anthony Barker and his wife Amy, Jake Coan and his wife Katie, Jason Coan and his wife Ashley, Sarah Matrose and her husband Paul; his beloved great-grandchildren Aiden, Avery, and Adam Barker, Connor Coan, Charlie Matrose, and Noah Hoyt; his sister, Marilyn S. Brown of Sidney; and his daughter-in-law, Patricia Grant and her husband Ken. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family also wishes to thank the staff at Glenridge nursing facility for the wonderful care and compassion they have provided for John these many years.

In honoring John’s wishes funeral services will be held privately.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory may be made to the

Alzheimers Association

383 US Route One # 2C

Scarborough, ME 04074.

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