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William C. Coe


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William C. Coe Obituary
Coe, William C.
William C. Coe, 88, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, peacefully passed from his earthly life, while surrounded by family, October 30, 2017.
The son of the late William B. Coe and Margurite Habersang Coe, William ("Bill") was born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Durham, CT, where he spent most of his life. His early years were spent loving and working on the Coe Brothers Farm alongside his father, uncles, foster brother and cousins. He developed a lifelong regard for the land and the gifts it brought.
Bill graduated from Durham High School in 1947. He married his beloved wife of 55 years, Marjorie Loring Coe on October 20, 1951, following her graduation as an R.N. from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Loring Coe, his foster brother Joseph Downes, and cousins Robert and Edward Coe.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Barbara Coe Mutrux, son-in-law Wayne, and his two cherished grandchildren, Micah Coe and Sarah Anne Mutrux of Vermont, and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bill began a lifelong career with the Middletown Savings Bank in 1958, following the sale of Coe Brothers Farm. He contributed his time to Durham Volunteer Fire Dept., the Durham Fair Association, and was a member of the Durham Grange and various civic organizations while continuing to enjoy fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He and his wife moved to Old Saybrook, CT when the Middletown Savings Bank, later Libety Bank, opened a branch office there. When he and his wife retired, they began to travel and loved bringing their grandchildren to numerous national parks. They settled in Myrtle Beach in 1995 for most of their retirement, making new friends, always keeping old friends near and dear. In 2016 Bill moved to Craftsbury Common, Vermont to be with his daughter and her family. They enjoyed a week long reunion with his lifelong friend, Bob Hall of Durham. This very special time was his final gift to his loving family.
A memorial service for Bill will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the First Church of Christ (Congregational), Old Saybrook, CT. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to the Craftsbury Community Care Center, a non-profit assisted living facility at 1784 E. Craftsbury Rd., Craftsbury, Vemont 05826 or http://www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org/annual-appeal
Published in Middletown Press on Nov. 14, 2017
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