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Gifford Coon

April 1, 1962 — November 12, 2023


Gifford Coon

Gifford Coon Jr, 61, of Nashua NH passed away after a brief illness on November 12, 2023.

Born in Nuremburg Germany, he was the son of the late Gifford Coon Sr and Mary L. (Jacques) Coon.


He was a graduate of Westford schools and a proud Navy Veteran who served his country for six years. He spent over three decades as a Gunite Supervisor for Aquatime Pools, where his expertise and dedication left an indelible mark on the company. His commitment to his work was surpassed only by his devotion to his family. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love and cherished memories.


Gifford is survived by his wife Susan P. (McLenna) Coon, beloved son’s Joseph, Jonathan and James, his devoted sisters, Elizabeth Webber and her husband Stephen, and Denise Ewing and her husband Bryan. Survivors also include his mother in law Pauline McLenna, sister and brother in laws  Diane (McLenna) Eric Heidel, Kevin McLenna, Steven Shattuck, nieces and  nephews, Danielle, Shellane, Matthew, Shaundra, Jillian, Brooke, Katelyn, Shannon, and grandchildren  Ryleigh and Logan Coon. He is preceded in death by his adored sister Sharon Shattuck and his father in law Philip McLenna.


Gifford Coon Jr. was a man who knew how to savor life. He was married to his high school sweetheart for 34 years, building a life filled with laughter, love, and adventures that stood the test of time. Giffords love for his three sons, his beloved grandchildren and his faithful companion Chewy were the great joys of his life. A man of few words, deep affection may not have been shouted from the roof tops but felt in the quietness of everyday moments.


Whether at the casino with his beloved wife, taking a trip to the beach to enjoy seafood, attending a zealous game of bingo with his sister, or hanging onto every nail-biting moment of a Patriots game, Gifford’s love for life’s simple pleasures was evident in the spirited moments spent with his family and friends.  His love for the outdoors was a defining aspect of his character. He found joy and solace in deep-sea fishing, hunting and escapades in Maine. He shared these adventures with his two great friends, Brad and Kurt.


Above all Gifford treasured moments with his family, his love and support were unwavering. He will be deeply missed by all that had the privilege of knowing him. A celebration of Gifford’s life will be planned at a future date.


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