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Robert  Coyne

Robert Austin "Bob" Coyne

Thursday, September 5th, 1935 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Obituary

WEST KENNEBUNK
Robert Austin Coyne, 85, a resident of Biddeford and longtime resident of West Kennebunk passed away peacefully in Wells while in the comforting care of his family following a period of failing health.

Robert was born at his home in West Kennebunk September 5, 1935, the son of Francis Coyne and Ruth Dalton, and is a graduate of Kennebunk High School, class of 1953.

A hard worker all his life, Robert began a sales route for Cushman Breads soon after graduating high school. He then began a 20 year career with Shop and Save in Kennebunk, he retired to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit, opening the first of 4 restaurants between Southern Maine and Florida, where he wintered for many years.

Robert was a longtime active member of the West Kennebunk United Methodist Church.

He is predeceased by his wife Hazel Lanoix Coyne, who died in 1983, son Mark Coyne, daughter Sabrina Peterson, a grandson Joseph Detullio, and siblings Stanley Dalton, John Dalton, Beverly Littlefield, Benjamin Coyne and Barbara Leech.

Survivors include his sons Rick Coyne and wife Pam of Wells, Glenn Coyne and wife Gaylyn of Rutherfordton NC, Trevor Coyne and husband Joe of Ft Lauderdale, FL, stepdaughter Carol Morin and husband Marco of Kennebunk, brother Bruce Coyne of West Kennebunk, two sisters Betty Nise of Saco and Brenda Smith of Hendersonville, NC, his ex-wife Joan Thurston of Kennebunk, grandchildren Amanda Howe (Nate), Angela Hickenlooper (Jeff), Josh Coyne ( Beth), Clark Coyne, Ryan Coyne, Sarah Coyne, Mark Coyne II, James Coyne, Dee Coyne, Emily Peterson, Rachel Peterson, and Seth Peterson, and 12 great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 2 to 4 PM Tuesday, November 17, 2020
From the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk. To comply with CDC guidelines, masks will be required of all attendees. A private funeral service will be held, followed by interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, West Kennebunk.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island # 300, Topsham, ME. 04086


To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Robert’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    Address
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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  • Interment

    Location
    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Address
    163 Alfred Road
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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Donations are being accepted for: American Cancer Society - ME.

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Kathy Moore

Posted at 02:17pm
Always nice to have him visit Cornerstone UMC with his sister Betty.
He will be missed. May God bless the family with those wonderful moments you had with him. Comfort that he is Home with the Lotd.
Kathy Moore

Amanda Howe

Posted at 06:37pm
I think my earliest memories of my grandfather are the times down at his home in Florida. My first job was scooping ice cream and working at the take-out window at one of his restaurants, alongside my mother, Uncle Mark and Uncle Benny. While I have so many memories that I could share, my most cherished ones will be the ones that involve my grandfather with my children. I didn't get a change to meet my great-grandfathers but my children were very fortunate to know their Big Papa.

You will be missed by us all.
Nate, Amanda, Hailey and Logan
SC

Sarah Lynn Coyne

Posted at 05:43pm
Grandpa loved to read the paper with his morning breakfast, and in our shared time together, I would agree to play cards in the afternoons. Once he accepted the offers to visit the Forest City diner, we would build our constitutions, and the penny bets would begin. I lost most of my pennies, but I write this with a strong, black cup of coffee beside me.

I am thankful to have known my grandpa during my adult life. He attended every stage performance during my last two years of high school. This important presence stands the test of time, for I am reminded by his words of encouragement that edified my confidence. He would say I made the performance look effortless – and he would remind me of his awed impressions of those performances years later.

My grandpa’s commitment to his siblings is a personal emulation. His commitment was never stated, but I witnessed his calling on great aunts and uncles, every day, to revel in quick wit and recollection. Above all, however, I saw a man who loved his siblings among the differences. It was a love that could accompany pain. I emulate my own relationship with my three older brothers on this unspoken lesson.

This is a difficult season to lose him.

Written in Chicago, IL

Josh Coyne

Posted at 01:16pm
I am fortunate that I was able to spend time with my grandfather. I will always have fond memories of spending time with him in Florida, Maine, as well as North Carolina. His kindness and constitution of character was self-evident to those who knew him. I am also fortunate that my oldest son was able to spend time with his great grandfather. Perhaps where I feel the most fortunate however, is the fact that he is my Grandfather. I can't help but see the impact he has had on my father. I contemplate how that impact has worked its way to me, through my dad as a conduit. I even think about how my experiences with him will impact my raising my own children. His impact will be felt for a long time and by a great deal of people. I am sad that he is gone, but I smile at the legacy he leaves behind.

Glenn Coyne

Posted at 08:29am
Bob's North Carolina Winter Home.
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