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Daniel F. McCoart Jr.

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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