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Georgia G. (Goumas) Cougle
March 8, 1930 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Georgia G. Cougle, age 93 of Denville Township, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday Feb. 2, 2024 at Colonial Manor, Allamuchy, NJ surrounded by her family. Georgia was born March 8,1930 in Summit, N.J to the late Constantine (Gus)and Dina (Chahalis) Goumas. In addition to her parents Georgia was preceded in death by her loving husband Arthur (Bud) Lewis Cougle II and her sister Christine Rogers.
Georgia is survived by her sons, Arthur L. Cougle, III and wife Leann (Decker), Glenn C. Cougle and wife Desirée (Wood), and Mark Cougle. Her 3 sisters; Jenny Gianis, Elaine Petropoulos and Patrica Kalellis. Her 7 grandchildren; Erin Harsayni, Jake Cougle, Tara Palmer, Emmalee Hedlund, Erik Cougle, Daniel Cougle and Brian Cougle. Georgia is also survived by her 5 great grandchildren; Willa Palmer, Apollo Kisia, Corbin and Sawyer Hedlund and Thea Harsayni. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, she loved them all.
Born at home in Summit, N.J. on March 8, 1930. Moved to Keyport NJ from 1943 to 1947, as Gus (Georgia’s father) had purchased the Keyport Diner. Evenings during the blackouts of WWII were at times spent on their front porch warily watching the Atlantic skies for German Planes. Days often included peeling potatoes in the diner and making meals for men and women in the war effort. Gus co-founded the Summit Diner necessitating a move back to Summit in December of her High School Senior Year.
Georgia married the love of her life Arthur on May 2, 1954. They lived in Denville NJ building their forever home in the Indian Lake community in 1960. Her full-time job was raising her boys as well as the neighborhood children. Georgia would cut your hair, sew your clothes and patch up your injuries as needed. She would feed you and your friends at nearly any hour. Georgia worked at Friendly’s for a time and the Township of Denville as a deputy court clerk. She loved sports, enthusiastically attending all her sons and grandchildren's sports activities. To say she was your fan would be an understatement. Georgia had a traditional approach to life and marriage. Her strong will has been preserved in her blood line.
Georgia’s ashes will be intwined with Arthur's and spread by those she loved in the places she loved most. Please honor her relationship with you by raising your glass (Chardonnay was her favorite). Be it at a family gathering, sunny beach or a snowy ski slope, a joyful reflection of the love and compassion she had for us all.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her wonderful caretakers at Colonial Manor who loved and cared for her unconditionally for this past year.
For those who wish, memorials may be made in her honor to the CCHS Family Network, a cause near and dear to her heart. cchsnetwork.org