Mary Petrosky Coffey 90, of Well- esley, passed away on March 18, 2014 at home, surrounded by family. Mary Petrosky was born in 1924 in Pennsylvania coal-mining country. Her parents, John and Anna (Kamilla) Petrosky, moved to a farmhouse in southern New Jersey with Mary's siblings Anthony, Josephine, and Stella. Mary studied nursing in Norfolk, VA, and was a Cadet Nurse during WWII before working in a Camden, NJ hospital. There she met Edward Coffey whom she married in 1949. While raising six children and afterwards, Mary treasured her work as a visiting nurse and caregiver to several of her neighbors who valued her kindness and expertise. Active n the Catholic Church both in NJ and at St. John's and St. Paul's in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Mary was especially devoted to he Blessed Virgin for most of her life. Despite health setbacks, Mary was active until shortly after her 90th birthday and fell ill after a surgery. "Manya" came home to be cared for by her family and the wonderful caregivers of Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Mary Petrosky Coffey is survived by her husband Edward, daughters Marylyn, Camille, and Felicia and sons Michael, Brian, and Raymond, and five grandchildren. Charitable donations may be directed to Save The Children, 54 Wilton Rd. Westport, CT 06880. A Funeral Service was held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. (Rt. 16) Wellesley, on Tuesday March 25 at 11am. Visitation were prior to the Mass from 10-11am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. For directions and online guestbook, gfdoherty.com. Funeral arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley.
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George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
477 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482
Published in The Needham Times from Mar. 25 to Apr. 1, 2014