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John J. Coleman, of Milton and Ocean Ridge, Fla., passed away at his home in Milton Thursday, January 9. He was 86. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he married his high school sweetheart Ruth E. Collins in 1947. He graduated from Bentley School of Accounting in 1948 and Northeastern University in 1953. He was a managing partner of two international public accountings firms, Chief Executive Officer at a number of industrial companies, a management consultant and an executor, trustee and board member of several corporations, organizations and trusts. Mr. Coleman was a Knight of Malta a member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Mass., a past director of the Boston Catholic Charities Bureau and a trustee at Bentley College. In addition to Ruth E., his wife of 67 years, John leaves his daughter, Janis R. Powell and her husband Michael; his son, Gregory J. Coleman and his wife Elisabeth. He was predeceased by another son, Michael J. Coleman. He also leaves his grandchildren, Michael and John Powell, Gregory , Hannah, and Tyler Coleman; and a great-granddaughter, Elise Powell. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Ave., Milton, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton, Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the John and Ruth Coleman Scholarship Fund, Bentley University, University Advancement, 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA 02452, or to Dr. Reisa Sperlings clinical Alzheimers research at Brigham and Womens Hospital, c/o Brigham and Womens Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116 or online at www.bwhgiving.org/colemanfamily. For information, directions and guest book visit www.dolanfuneral.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 11, 2014
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