Joseph G. "Joey' Coleman, age 58, of Lexington and Concord, died Feb. 20. He was the beloved son of the late George A. and Agnes Z. (Walsh) Coleman. Brother of Robert Coleman and his wife Kathryn of Waltham, Julie Burns and her husband Stephen of Scituate, George Coleman and his wife Kathleen of Lincoln, Helen Cushman and her husband Kevin of Danvers and Philip Coleman and his wife Charla of Lexington. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Joey loved singing, dancing, laughing, performing, and was the life of every family party. Spending time at the beach, swimming, playing basketball and baseball were just some of the highlights he enjoyed with his family. He had an ability make new friends with everyone he met. At his home in Lexington, compassionately staffed by the workers of the Cooperative for Human Services, Joey flourished. His friendships with his housemates were a central part of his life. Joey enjoyed a full and active life: working, volunteering, taking part in bowling and swimming with Arlington Recreation and participating fully in the Special Olympics. He worked 20 years at Brandies for the GWARC buildings and grounds crew. Joey and his housemates volunteered setting up and taking down the weekly Farmer's Market in Lexington. A highlight of each week was participating with the Sing-A-Long Singer. Joey brought laughter and love to everyone he met! Funeral was held Monday Feb. 24th from the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center at 9:30 am followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center at 10:30 am. Interment followed in the family burial plot in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord. Visiting hours were held Sunday Feb. 23rd from 2 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Cooperative for Human Services, 420 Bedford St., Suite 100,Lexington, MA 02420. Arrangements were under the care of Charles W. Dee and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance or send a condolence please visit www.deefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Feb. 24 to Mar. 3, 2014
Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service
27-33 Bedford Street Concord, MA 01742