Daniel F. McCoart Jr.
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McCOART Daniel F. McCoart Jr., age 82, of the Lordship section of Stratford, beloved husband of 58 years of Elsie (Toth) McCoart, died in his home on Saturday, December 4, 2004. Born in Bridgeport, to the late Daniel F. McCoart Sr. and Marion (Murray) McCoart, he had been a Lordship resident for more than 50 years. Mr. McCoart was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran, having served with distinction with the North Atlantic fleet aboard destroyer escorts completing over a dozen convoy crossings and participating in the D-Day invasion of the Normandy coast. He was retired from United Illuminating where he had been employed for more than 30 years. He had been very active in coaching sports and scouting in the Lordship community. In addtion to his wife, he is survived by five loving children, Daniel (Corky) McCoart III and his wife, Linda, of Killingsworth, David S. McCoart of New Haven, Dennis M. McCoart and his wife, Julie, of California, Sue Hermann and her husband, Bob, of Stratford, and Mary Smith and her husband, Greg, of Minnesota; nine grandchildren, Christopher McCoart, Garret Woods, Sage Dunne-McCoart, Bobby Hermann, Colleen Hermann, Allison Hermann, Patrick Smith, Kaitlin Smith and Nicholas Smith; and one great-grandson, Liam McCoart-Armstrong. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 9:15 a.m. at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors in St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions in his memory to either United Home Hospice, 40 Lindeman Dr., Trumbull, CT 06611 of Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund, 10 Ivy Street, Stratford, CT 06615.

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Published in Connecticut Post from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2004.
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December 9, 2004
Dear Elsie & Family
I am very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As a child I have many memories of Dan and Dad with the Seascouts. I remember all those handsome young men coming to the house with Dan and Dad. I was very young but today that still is a vivid memory for me. Remember that you and the children are in my thoughts.
Love, Karen Miller
Karen Miller
December 7, 2004
I would like to extend my sympathy to the McCoart family. I grew up in Lordship and have fond memories of all the good times shared with David, Danny and the whole family...
I'm sure that Mr. McCoart will be missed and I'm grateful for having known him.
Jim Freitas
December 7, 2004
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I know Mary and Fuzzy consider you their best freinds. . It was even at your wedding that they started dating.
Marianne's mother was on hospice before she passed, and they were such a blessing. We will be sending a donation to the United Home Hospice. God Bless,
The Guertin Family,
Paul, Marianne, Matt, Mike and Steve
Paul & Marianne Guertin
December 6, 2004
Dan,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your father. Losing a parent is extremely difficult but trust me the pain will ease up in time. God bless you and your family. You will be in our prayers.
Edgar Muralles
December 6, 2004
My deep sympahthy and condolenes to the McCoart and Hermann families.

Mr. McCoart was my first basketball coach at Our Lady of Peace School and the lessions and values he taught me not only in basketball but in life are priceless.

In later years I always enjoyed talking talking with Mr. McCoart and was always impressed with how up to date he was especially on high school and college sports.

I've always admired him and will remember him forever.
Tom Gerrity
December 6, 2004
Dear Elsie, So sorry to hear of Dans passing, he is at peace now. Know that we are all thinking of you and your family.

Love always, Tina
Tina Maddocks
December 5, 2004
My deepest sympathy to the McCoart family. Mr. McCoart was the kindest gentleman I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.
Carol Kenyhercz
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