Judy Coughlin, the wife of former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin, has passed away after a battle with progressive supranuclear palsy.
“My cherished wife and our beloved mother and grandmother, Judy Whitaker Coughlin, passed away this morning at the age of 77,” Tom wrote in a statement. “Judy was a remarkable woman in every way. She lived a life filled with love and unselfishly gave her heart and soul to others. Judy made you feel like an old friend from the first hug to the last. She was a mother to all on and off the field.
“For everyone who knew and loved Judy, the enormity of her absence cannot be put into words, but the immense kindness she showed to others will always endure. Our hearts are broken, but we know she is free from suffering and at peace with our Lord.”
The two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach revealed in 2021 that Judy had been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy — a brain disorder that is incurable.
Judy Coughlin, the wife of former #Giants and #Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin, has passed away at the age of 77. A wonderful woman who had the patience of a saint. Condolences to Tom, who served as her caretaker, and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/d5UAfaO5GO
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 2, 2022
Deepest condolences to Tom Coughlin and the Coughlin family for the passing of Judy Coughlin: matriarch, devoted wife of a coach, mother of four, grandmother of 12 and a great woman. May she rest in peace, and continued blessings for everyone she touched in her 77 years. #Giants
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) November 2, 2022