Rosalie M. (Palmer) Coffin

  • "Rosalie was a wonderful lady--faithful, friendly, and..."
    - Dorothy Swanson
  • "For the Coffin family, I am so very sorry for your loss. ..."
    - Sonja Rasmussen Henry
  • "With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty."
    - Manchester Funeral Home
  • "So sorry for your loss. May the family have peace and rest..."

Rosalie M. (Palmer) Coffin, 86, beloved wife of the late Clifton C. Coffin, passed away at Hartford Hospital Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

She was born Oct. 28, 1932, in Manchester, one of three children of the late Charles and Hazel (Shaw) Palmer. Rosalie was raised in Glastonbury, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1950. She had been a resident of Manchester for over 60 years and was a longtime member of South United Methodist Church. In her younger years she enjoyed playing golf and she was an avid dancer.

Rosalie is survived by her three sons, Charles Coffin of Vernon, Craig Coffin of Manchester with whom she made her home, and Cary Coffin also of Manchester; her grandson, Cory Coffin of Vernon; two nieces, Joanne Dorman and her husband, Howard, of South Windsor and Pamela Desmarais and her husband, William, of Tolland and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, Rosalie was predeceased by her grandson, Cyle Coffin; her brother, Royce Palmer; and her sister, Olive Hobby.

Calling hours will be held at Manchester Funeral Home, 142 East Center St., Manchester, Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Buckingham Cemetery, Glastonbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1226 Main St., Manchester, CT 06040, or to Hartford Hospital, Attn: Fund Development, 80 Seymour St., P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 2018
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