OBITUARY: Vernon “Jeff” Coville, 88

WILMINGTON, MA — Vernon J. Coville “Jeff”, age 88, of Peabody, MA, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully on February 14, 2018. Jeff was the beloved husband of Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Edgett) Coville, devoted father of Leslie A. Vachalek & husband David of St. Louis, MO, Roger E. Coville & wife Kelly of Columbus, OH, Karen L. Lefebvre & husband Mark of Westford, MA and the late Stephen L. Coville. Loving “Pappy” of Daniel, Erica, Stanton, Cassandra, Ryan, Ashley, Andrew, and Great-Granddaughter Charlotte. Cherished son of the late Freeman L. and Sarah (Stockman) Coville, dear brother of the late Freeman L. Coville.

Vernon proudly served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He was very active Mason in the Friendship Lodge in Wilmington as well as the Shriners Organization.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Sunday, February 18th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Jeff’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, on Monday, February 19th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Vernon’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Vernon J. Coville
Vernon “Jeff” Coville

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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