Edward J. Coughlan

Edward Joseph Coughlan, 77, of Rockleigh, NJ, passed away at home on Friday, December 9, 2022. Beloved husband of Lorraine (nee Ciccarelli) for 47 years. Loving father of Kevin and his wife Alexandra and Andrew and his wife Evelyn. Proud grandfather of Jackson and Sean. Dear brother of Helen Dennehy, Nora DiMaggio, Rita Coughlan, Ann Coughlan Brown and the late Maureen Murphy and John Coughlan.

Edward was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired as a manager of gas operations for Con Edison in NYC. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Council 9021 and the Optimist Club, both in Norwood.

Visiting hours are Monday, December 12, 2022 from 4-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Tappan Cemetery, Tappan, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, wwwt2t.org or Ascend Hospice, 1600 St. George Ave, Suite 312, Rahway, NJ 07065 www.ascendhospice.com.



  1. In memory of Brother Edward J. Coughlan
    It has pleased Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, to call from our midst our beloved Brother Edward Coughlin, who departed this life December 9, 2022 and
    By his death, our Council has sustained the loss of an exemplary Catholic gentleman and worthy Knight of Columbus; therefore, be it
    That our departed Brother be remembered daily in a special Mass offered for the repose of the souls of all deceased Brother Knights at St. Mary’s Church, the birthplace of the Order, in New Haven, Connecticut; be it further
    That while we bow in submission to the will of our Heavenly Father, we mourn the loss of our Brother who has been taken from us, and be it further
    That this testimonial of condolence, duly signed and sealed, be offered to the family of our departed Brother Knight as an expression of our heartfelt sympathy.

    Edward P Durfee
    Grand Knight
    Immaculate Conception Council 9021

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