Ed was my mentor and guided me for a number of years while he and I were at Grand Auto in the training department and later when he moved into HR. He was so kind and considerate but when he was fired up, he would chomp down on his teeth and get a look of determination in his eyes that no one could miss. Might have been the Irish in him coming to the surface. When he had that situation under control he would get that big smile on his face, give you a warm laugh (you knew all was well), and then he would give you a philosophical overview that would bring the situation back into perspective. What a guy. He helped me understand the corporate world and gave me skills I use to this day to help me contribute and survive in a corporate world. I particularly enjoyed the business trips to HIS San Francisco's Mission District and he would show me where he grew up and reminisce about growing up in that special area. Don't forget the dinners at John's Grill and the stories about the telephone outside and Humphrey Bogart's Maltese Falcon Movie. God bless you Ed, thanks you for some much in the time we worked together. To Clare, Lisa, and Sheila you are in my thoughts and prayers and I know Ed will be with you always.
Sincere condolences to the Coffey family. I am thankful for getting my professional career started under the guidance of Mr. Ed Coffey. Upon my graduation from college in 1973, I was hired by Grand Auto and joined the Management Trainee program under his guidance. He helped me launch my career in the field of Accounting/Finance. I have the highest respect for Mr. Coffey. It's 40 years later and I'm the current CEO/CFO of Technicolor Federal Credit Union in Burbank, California. Wonderful times at Grand Auto Inc. I will always remember him with the highest of respect
Thinking of you all at this sad time.We remember our cousin Edward with great affection and loved his visits to Ireland.Edward holds a special place in all our hearts.We all loved his laughter..wit...and debates.We are especially appreciative of the hospitality Edward and Claire and family gave to the Coffe/Ryan family in Ireland..We are with you all in spirit these days and will also celebrate his life and our knowing of Edward on Tuesday..all our love..Joan.,Sheila,Allan,and Miriam and families.
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father. As a veteran of several Dipsea and Bay-to-Breakers races, I can appreciate his commitment to fun and fitness.
Please know that out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of mourning and remembrance.
My condolences to the Coffey family. Remember the good times as they will always bring similes to your faces.
Sincere condolences to the Coffee family . One of my father's favorite cousins. Rest in God's peace.
John Griffin Jr.
Dear Clare and Family'
Ed was a very faithful Alumni of St. Peter's and we thank god for all of his love and support. He and all his loved ones are in our prayers . May he enjoy the fulness of peace. He is remembered at Mass. Vicki Butler and sr. Marian Rose RSM
Mrs. Coffey, Sheila, and Lisa,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. You know your dad loved to tease and it has always meant a lot to me when he crowned me, La Princepessa.
I hold the memories of his love for all of you close to my heart. He was a wonderful father.
Monica Crosetti Lalanne