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Barbara "Molly" Coffey Villanova

1947 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Mrs. Barbara A. "Molly" Coffey Villanova, age 67, of 35 Brighton Ave. died Thursday afternoon at the Berkshire Medical Center after a long illness. She was born in Pittsfield, Oct. 4, 1947, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret E. Cannon Coffey. A 1965 graduate of Pittsfield High School, she attended the former Berkshire Business College prior to her enrollment at Berkshire Community College at the original campus on Second St. A graphic designer by profession, she was employed initially at the American Broadcasting Co. which was located in Gt. Barrington. Known as "Molly" to her family and friends, she worked for the television producer, Mr. David Lee, who produced such notable sitcoms, as "Cheers" and "Frazier." She later became employed as an executive secretary to "Teddie" Lauren of Lauren Publishing Co. Most recently, together with her husband, Eric, they owned and operated the Villanova Cleaning Service for the past 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Eric P. Villanova. When her health allowed, she was known as the caregiver amongst her family. An "arm chair gardener," she enjoyed purchasing and giving gifts to her entire family and friends. Chosen as Miss Pittsfield in her early years, she enjoyed being crowned the Winter Carnival Queen in Feb. 1967. In addition to being devoted to her husband, she adored her nephews, who she and her husband took on vacation for many years. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Coffey of Stephentown, N.Y.; her sister-in-law, Virginia A. Sample, and her husband, Robert Cameron, of West Stockbridge; and several additional nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be Wednesday afternoon from 2 - 4 with the Memorial Services beginning at 4 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in the family lot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund of Berkshire County in care of the funeral home.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 28, 2014
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