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Bette Finan Coe


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Bette Finan Coe

Bette Finan Coe passed away peacefully in Clearwater FL on May 6th 2018. Born in 1927 Bette was raised in Millburn NJ alongside her brother, Martin "Junior" Finan. She attended Wyoming Elementary School & graduated Millburn High School in 1945. Bette was head drum Majorette for the Millburn football teams marching band. She married her High School sweetheart Jack Coe at St.

Stephen's Church in 1946. Together they raised 4 children in Short Hills & Sea Girt prior to Jack's death in 1971. Bette was crowded Miss Long Branch 1945 on her 18th birthday before a crowd of more than 6000 people. She borrowed the bathing suit & high heel shoes never thinking she would win. Anyone who knew her then knew she was a knock out and always fun to pal around with. She moved to the Clearwater area in 1978 & loved being barefoot & going to the beach. She spent the last 8 years living in an assisted living community in Clearwater & everyone knew her as "Bette Boop". Bette lost her two sons, Jimmy & Jack to the Aids virus in 1993 & 2001. She leaves behind a son Bill (Jil) in Georgia, her daughter Valerie Brandao & son-in-law Joe, who was like a son to her, in Clearwater FL.
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