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McCOY, Frank J. Frank J. McCoy of Vernon, CT, passed away on April 6, 2010 and joins his wife Jeanette McCoy. He was surrounded by his family. He was born on December 21, 1922 in New Haven, CT and graduated from Milford High School in 1940 before serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army for three years in the European theater during World War II. He graduated from Yale University in 1949 and the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1956. He practiced law for 54 years and served as attorney for the Vernon Fire District during its consolidation with the City of Rockville in forming the Town of Vernon. He served two terms with the Vernon Town Council and Mayor of Vernon for four terms in the 70's and 80's. He served as President of the Connecticut Conference of Mayors and served for over 30 years as Attorney representative on the advisory review board for the Whiting Forensic Institute. He was the service officer for the Soldier Sailors Marine Fund for over 40 years helping war time veterans who were in need of financial assistance. In 1960, he formed the Vernon Midget Football League, which was the impetus for football being brought to Rockville High School. He was a coach in Vernon sports for over 40 years, coaching recreation basketball, baseball and football. In 1965, he formed and sponsored the Vernon Orioles baseball team who continue to play in the Hartford Twilight League until today. He is survived by his five children: Jack McCoy (June), Wayne McCoy (Laura), Karen McCoy (Gary Blinn), Dennis McCoy (Diana) and Attorney Frank McCoy, Jr. (Jane); his four grandchildren, Jason, Kevin, Jennifer and Kathleen; his brother John McCoy and sister Helen McCoy (deceased). A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 24, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Church, 550 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066. For online condolences, visit www.fullerfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 11, 2010
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