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Hello Buzzards Bay Pickleball friends,
Ordinarily, when I post to our site, I try to be light-hearted and humorous. Today, instead, I’m relaying somber news about Karen’s biggest pickleball fan.

Karen’s mom, Pat Coyne, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday with Karen and her sister, Linda, by her bedside. It’s not often you’ll hear a son-in-law speak approvingly of his mother-in-law. I not only approved of, admired, respected, and enjoyed Pat, I loved her dearly and will miss her greatly. She lived with us for three wonderful, fun years. She was sweet, silly, fun-loving, and a beautiful singer. Our home will be very quiet and lonely without her.

At the Onset courts yesterday, Trish Newton handed me a very nice condolence card signed by many thoughtful, sweaty pickleball pals. It reads, in part, “Lean on your friends for support at this time…” We have, and we will.

Karen’s sister wrote a nice obituary that captures her mom’s spirit nicely. I share it with you here at this link.

Thank you for your friendship and prayers at this sad time.
Dan Butler

Lynn, profile photo

So sorry for your loss Dan and Karen. 🤗


Dan and Karen,
I am so sorry to hear this news. She sounds like she was truly an amazing person and a delight to know. So fortunate for her to have had your love and support.
Keeping you close in thought,

Vicki, profile photo

Dan and Karen….. I am so very very sorry to hear about your mom …my sincerest condolences to you both….. may she rest in eternal peace……my thoughts and prayers to you and your family….

Chris, profile photo

Dan and Karen:
I know what loving care you gave her over the last couple of years. May you two find peace, as she surely has.


Dan and Karen I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. You both made her life fun and enjoyable. Cherish all of those great memories.

Sarah, profile photo

Dan and Karen,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted and surrounded by the peace of all the love she gave to your family and the memories you have of her. You gave her such devoted care the last few years.


Dan and Karen, My sympathies to both of you. You've surely cared for her lovingly for several years now, and now may she rest in eternal peace. Prayers coming your way.
Vi Taylor

Christine, profile photo

Dan and Karen, I'm very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers of support to you and your family. Christine

Lisa, profile photo

Dan & Karen, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom she sounds like a wonderful lady .Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time 🙏😔❤️ ,Lisa

Susan, profile photo

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please give Karen a hug from me. My thoughts are with you both!

Paula, profile photo

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you


So very sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and Karen.


Dan & Karen, So sorry for your loss cherish all the wonderful memories you have! BTW love the picture it captures her wonderful spirit! with prayers, Ann


Dan and Karen
Thinking of you in these difficult times and wishing you peace and comfort as you grieve.


Dan & Karen
So sorry to hear of your loss
May all the beautiful memories hold strong in your 💕


Hi Dan. I know I just saw you & Karen at Shaw’s when you told me.
My thoughts & prayers are with you both at this difficult time. GOD BLESS!! 🙏🏻🥰

Frank, profile photo

Dan and Karen. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Theresa, profile photo

So so sorry for your loss🙏💕

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