Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Raymond Coffin

Raymond Coffin
(12 May 1927- 21 April 2024).   
Loving husband, veteran, the best father ever to Logan and countless other four-legged friends over the years, loved by all who met him, and friend of Bill W for over 60 years.  Ray was a proud native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the only child of Margaret (Walsh) Coffin who preceded Ray in passing.

Ray’s gentleness and generosity were legendary.  He loved to share stories from his colorful past with friends and family.  Drafted into the US Army in 1950, he served as a frontline combat medic in the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Medic Badge.  Several years ago, he reconnected with his brothers in arms from the 45th Infantry Division, and he’s no doubt sharing stories with many now in the hereafter.

As co-owner, manager, and operater of Nashoba Travel in Ayer for 41 years, Ray traveled the world far and wide, from Jamaica to Japan, and loved sharing his experiences with friends.  Ray also filled in as a boxing sportswriter and was a dedicated Patriots season ticket holder for decades, his attendance at games sidelined only by a heart condition.

Ray is survived by Mary Ann (Dickert) (Regan) Coffin, his bride of nearly 20 years, and her children from a prior marriage, John, Bridget, Carrie, and Chris, as well as grandchildren Hannah, Liam, Michael, Kaitlyn, Amelia, and Marshall. He also leaves behind countless close friends, too numerous to list by name but all equally loved.

A wake to celebrate Ray will be held Friday, May 3, 2024, at The Immaculate Conception Church from noon to 2 PM, followed by a funeral Mass and reception.  In lieu of flowers, we ask friends to donate in Ray’s name to the ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, the American Diabetes Association, or the Wounded Warrior Project, all causes close to his heart.  Arrangements by the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, 978-452-6361. Please find us on Facebook or visit to leave the family a message of condolence at any time.


  • Nancy Clancy Posted April 28, 2024 12:42 pm

    I consider myself blessed to have known Raymond for the past 17 years. He was a true friend. He embodied patience, gentleness, and meekness to me and my family on many occasions. He expected nothing in retune. The world is a better place for having him in it for his 96 years. Although my memories of Raymond will remain with me, I will still miss his kindnesses and good friendship. God bless you, dear friend. Be at peace. Eternal be your memory. Amen.

  • Kristen Lawrence Posted May 3, 2024 9:54 am

    Ray has touched so many lives in the many years he was here . I am honored and blessed to have known him .
    He always had a kind word for all , and a huge smile ! Maryann I know you will miss him dearly and hopefully it helps to know so many people were touched by both you and Ray .
    My deepest sympathies to all his family

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