Richard Charles Coyle, age 55, of Darien, died on Friday, Oct.  30, with his family at his side.

He leaves his wife, Karen, and four children, Danny, Brian, Emily and Aidan.  Rich also leaves his parents, Patrick and Marge, as well as siblings, Tom, Juliana, and Maureen, and is predeceased by his brother, Patrick.  He leaves behind  24 nieces and nephews, three great-nephews and their loving families.

Mr. Coyle was born in Douglaston, Queens.  He graduated from Arch Bishop Malloy High School, Boston College and NYU Business School.  Mr. Coyle began his career at J.P. Morgan in fixed income sales, was an senior vice president at the Stanford Research Group, managing director at Schwab Research Group and then became a managing director of institutional sales with the Washington Group at Potomac Research.

Mr. Coyle truly loved his job and loved working with all of his colleagues and clients.  His other loves were being involved in his children’s sporting events, family vacations at the beach and having some laughs with his many wonderful friends.  Most of all, Mr. Coyle was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor which he shared joyfully with everyone around him, with a twinkle in his eye and a good word or story to share. Mr. Coyle was an avid BC sports fan and loved working in the yard, especially blowing the leaves.

Mr. Coyle was a pillar of strength, and his dedication to his family, his friends and his faith was an inspiration.

Funeral arrangements have been made at Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Rd, Darien, CT  06820.  Visitation will be this Monday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Rich’s life will be celebrated with a Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov.  3,  at 10:30 am.