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JOHN W. COE Obituary
COE, John W. Age 91 died December 31, 2012 after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marcia (Sullivan), his daughter, Mary Connolly and her husband Joseph of Santa Clara, Cal; his son, Lt. Col. Charles D. Coe and his wife MiSuk Kim of Harker Heights, Texas; his grandsons Stephen Connolly and his wife Jody of Fremont, Cal.; Kevin Connolly of Davis, CA; his granddaughter Christine Connolly of Santa Clara, CA, his great grandson Mitchell Connolly and his brother-in-law Fred W. Hall, Jr. of Rochester, N. H. He was predeceased by his sister Jane C. Hall of Rochester, N.H. John was born in Medford, MA to Charles and Lucille (deMoulpied) Coe. Most of his formative years were spent in Rutherford, New Jersey. He graduated from the Lenox School in Lenox, MA and Lafayette College in Easton, Penn., Class of 1949. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as a glider pilot participating in 3 invasions. John was a manufacturer's representative in the lighting field. He had lived in Cohasset for 43 years and had been commodore of Cohasset Sailing Club, vice chairman of Cohasset Elder Affairs, a member of the board of Friends of Paul Pratt Library, named Citizen of year in 2005, a member of "Old Goats" and a volunteer at the South Shore Hospital. He was a member of the National WWII Glider Pilots Assoc. and the 50th Troop Squadron. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:30 am in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. Visiting hours Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 from 3-7 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony Church), COHASSET. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. Those who wish may donate to Cohasset Elder Affairs, 3 North Main St., Cohasset, MA 02025, Norwell VNA, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell,MA. 02061 or St. Anthony's Parish, 10 Summer St., Cohasset, MA. 02025 in John's memory. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Cohasset-Norwell 781-383-0200

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 2, 2013
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