Cynthia Coil

Cynthia “Cyndi” M. Coil passed away suddenly in her home in Malden, MA on August 31, 2022. She was 64.

A Malden resident since she was 4, Cyndi was born in Los Angeles on July 14, 1958 to Vivian C. Ortiz and Clifford C. Coil. Cyndi lived in Alhambra CA until she moved with her mother to the Boston area.

Cyndi was a mother to Glenn B. Coil of Seattle and the coolest “mother-in-law” a lady could get to his partner, Xiaohua Zeng. She is also survived by her former partner Barry Hatfield of Malden as well as many friends and neighbors.

Cyndi was the younger sister to Christopher Baugh, Patricia Torino, Christine Torino, and Dorothy Reed, all of Los Angeles, and has a younger brother, Robert Lindsey.

Cyndi was preceded in death by her and Glenn’s cat Dusty. Cyndi was a fun, highly energetic (she will always be remembered for walking everywhere, very fast!) free spirit of a person who was the best mom a son could have. Although she had her challenges from a traumatic childhood and living in foster care, Cyndi approached each day (and night) with a carefree and easygoing casualness that could inspire anyone to take a deep breath and enjoy life.

Cyndi enjoyed 70s and 80s rock music and glam bands such as Poison, and was proud of her Native-American heritage passed down through her mom. Her home at Bowdoin Apartments was decorated with numerous dream catchers and native art.

Rest in Peace Cyndi! Love you, miss you, and we’ll see you in Paradise City soon enough!

A memorial service will be held Friday October 28, 9am-11am at Boston Cremation, 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations, and prayers, we ask that you go out and be a good person and spread good vibes.


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5 Condolences

  1. Joan &michael Nunn on October 18, 2022 at 11:14 am

    So sorry to hear Glen. 🙏

  2. Gloria Meerscheidt on October 26, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Glenn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Odra Cardenas on October 26, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    Glenn, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Many hugs

  4. Jodi Daub on October 26, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Your mom sounds like a wonderful person, you were blessed to have her in your life. May your memories be a comfort to you and all who knew her.

  5. Carol Helland on October 26, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Glenn – It is apparent where your tenderness and kindness originates. Cyndi sounds like she was a wonderful person and special mom. Travel safely, take in all the memories, they will be with you forever.

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