MANALAPAN, NJ – September 18, 2013 – Former standardbred trainer John P. Coughlin, 63, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.
Family and friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, NY, on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Waterloo, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Thomas Mull. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterloo, NY.
If desired, contributions may be made to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, P.O. Box 50798, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32240.
“Our family is thankful for the expressions of sympathy and prayers for our brother John’s passing,” said Tom Coughlin, John’s brother and head coach for the NY Giants in a statement released by the team. “We all appreciate them. John was a friend to all. He loved life, and he will be greatly missed. He left us way too soon.”
John Coughlin was born in Waterloo, NY on June 6, 1950 the son of the late John L. & Betty Post Coughlin. He had been residing in New Jersey for over 20 years.
He was a horse trainer owning and operating Coughlin’s Stables at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. He was a former member of both the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.
Coughin trained horses from 1991 to 2011, posting 154 victories for purses of nearly $1.5 million.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, NJ.
He is survived by his companion, Suzanne Malloy of Hackensack, NJ; five sisters, Carole (Robert) Kingston of Canandaigua, NY; Kathleen Troutman of Waterloo, NY; Patricia (Scott) Reed of Waterloo, NY; Luann Coughlin of Waterloo, NY and Christine (Gabriel) Cohn of East Long Meadow, MA. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas (Judith) Coughlin of Park Ridge, NJ
--SUBMITTED by Carol Hodes for SBOANJ