Francis Baily Coughlan, of Apalachicola, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 after courageously battling cancer for over seven years. He was 56 years old.
Frank was born April 25, 1958 in New York City and grew up in Larchmont, New York. After attending Fordham Prep, Frank graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1989, where he was awarded the Wine Medal for his graduating class. He spent many years opening and managing restaurants in NYC, Atlanta, New Mexico, and most recently Apalachicola. A nature and animal lover, Frank enjoyed hiking and taking his dogs to the beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila (Brendle), and his parents, Francis Pierce, Jr. and Joan (Baily) Coughlan.
Frank is survived by his sister Ellen (Douglas) Neil, of Fairfield, Connecticut; sister Grace (John) Connell, of Westport, Connecticut; brother Paul (Elizabeth) Coughlan, of Norwalk, Connecticut; and Sheila's children and grandchildren. He is the proud uncle of Grace, Catherine, and Hugh Connell.
Donations may be made in Frank's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Friends paid their respects at John J. Fox Funeral Home, Larchmont, NY, on Friday, August 15. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, Aug. 16 at Sts. John and Paul Church in Larchmont. Interment was private.