Patrick “Rick” Coughlin

RICHMOND – Patrick “Rick” Coughlin, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine after a long battle with cancer.Rick was born in 1945 to Merilna and Edward Coughlin of Richmond, Maine. He was the youngest of seven children. In 1979 he married Deborah Knight and they had three children, Michael, Sean, and Sarah.Rick was a sixth grade teacher for Richmond Middle School until retiring in 2006. His true passion was coaching, he coached Middle School boys basketball, High School boys soccer, and High School girls softball for Richmond where he won 5 state championships in soccer and 7 state championships in softball. Rick also coached the Richmond softball team that had one of the longest winning streaks for high school softball in US history at 88 wins.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines Corps during the VietnamWar.Rick enjoyed drinking Coors Light with his friends while talking Richmond sports, watching his grandchildren and fighting bamboo.He is survived by his wife Deborah and their son’s Michael and wife Nana of NY, Sean and wife Sarah of CT, daughter Sarah of CT., a sister Louise Snow, grandchildren Gabriella, Mirabel, Evienne, and several nieces and nephews.No services will be held at this time. A celebration of Life will take place at a later date.Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer SocietyP.O. Box 350Westbrook, Me 04092.

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