BANGOR – Alice J. Coyne, wife of the late James A. Coyne, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Sullivan, daughter of the late Arthur and Vera Jellison.
Alice spent her formative years growing up in Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay High School in 1935. She graduated from Farmington State Normal School, Farmington. Alice was a World War II veteran as a sergeant in Women’s Army Corps and was honorably discharged Nov. 25, 1945. Upon leaving the Army, she worked for the Farmers Home Administration. She began her teaching career in Berwick and finished with Bangor School Department as a home economics teacher at Garland Street Junior High School. After retiring from teaching she spent a few years working in the food service department at Husson College. Alice’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She loved gardening, playing cards and games. She also enjoyed swimming, aerobic classes and playing golf. As an avid sports fan, Alice loved to follow the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics.
Alice is survived by three sons, Robert J. Coyne of Tucson, Ariz., Richard E. Coyne and his wife, Carolyn, of Bangor and Thomas A. Coyne and his wife, Cindy, of Bangor; three grandchildren, Jennifer Hascall and her husband, Chris, of Watkins Glenn, N.Y., Christopher Mills of New York City and Jason Mills and his wife, Jordanna, of New York City; one great-granddaughter, Teagan Hascall of Watkins Glenn, N.Y.; a niece, Judith O’Gorman and her husband, Pat, of Fairhaven, N.Y.; and special friends, Joan and Dan Mills of Bar Harbor. In addition to her husband, Alice was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Plummer; and a grandson, Jamie Coyne.
In accordance with Alice’s wishes, there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Services, Bangor and Brewer.