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George Gordon Coughlin Jr

February 23, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

George Gordon Coughlin Jr. passed away September 18, 2017 in Sanibel Island, Florida. He was born in 1929 to George Gordon and Laura Crossley Coughlin.

Gordon was predeceased by his first wife Patricia P. Coughlin. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth J. Coughlin; three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Dr. Anne Vitaletti-Coughlin, Stowe, Vt., Robert and Patricia Coughlin, Binghamton, N.Y., and Crosby and Deirdre Coughlin, East Burke, Vt.; six grandchildren, George W. Coughlin, Phoebe L. Coughlin, Charlotte H. Coughlin, Patrick Y. Coughlin, Finnegan P. Coughlin and Declan W. Coughlin, and His Sister Susan Guild of Winchester Ma.

Gordon was a graduate of South Kent School, Colgate University and The University of Virginia Law School. Gordon practiced law for over 40 years and is the author of Your Introduction to the Law (Harper Collins, 5th ed.) which has sold over a quarter million copies. He served on numerous community and corporate boards.

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Gordon was an accomplished artist. His oil paintings are in many private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe. Gordon was a member of Big Arts, The Sanibel Captiva Art League, The Art Mission Ltd., The Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery and The Bryan Memorial Gallery. He painted en-plains air on the coast of Maine, the Spanish coast, the Catskill Mountains and Sanibel Island.

The family invites Gordon's friends to a celebration of his life to be held at his house on Sanibel on March 10th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.



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