Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyJohn Leonard Coffey

Parents

FatherPatrick J. Coffey (ca. 1872 - 1921)
MotherMary Ann Chapel (27 August 1880 - 12 August 1968)

Personal Information

Record Created: 18 January 2010; Last Edited: 15 November 2010 
NameJohn Leonard Coffey
GenderMale
Born 3 August 1919 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut1, 2
Married 15 October 1938 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Hazel M. Watt2, 3, 4
Died 3 October 1977 in New London, New London County, Connecticut2
Buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut2

Biography

John served in the U. S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of several organizations, including the Retired Teamsters Union; Montville Posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (charter member) and American Legion; St. James Masonic Lodge in Norwich; Nemrod Grotto of Norwich, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Montville Polish Club; and Northern Fishing Club of Montville.2

Family

Spouse 1FamilyHazel M. Watt (daughter of William Archibald Watt and Bessie M. Davis)
Born 8 July 1919 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Married 15 October 1938 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to John Leonard Coffey
Died 5 April 2004 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
  
Children of John Leonard Coffey and Hazel M. Watt:
  
+1.FamilyWilliam Leonard Coffey
Born 18 April 1939
Married 24 June 1967 in Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut to Susie Solange Daigneault
Died 9 November 2010 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
  
2.FamilyBessie Ann Coffey
Born 11 October 1940
Married 1 August 1959 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Wayne Irving Badger
  
3.FamilyCharlotte Mae Coffey
Born 28 January 1942
Married 11 April 1964 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Allen George Rainville
  
+4.FamilySheila Marie Coffey
Born 22 August 1943
Married 16 June 1962 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Charles William Neeley
Married 1 September 1964 to John Eugene ‘Beetle’ Beetham, Jr.
Died 24 February 2000 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  

Sources

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 278, Sheet 2B, family of Patrick J. and Annie M. Coffey with son John L. Coffey.
  2. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, John L. Coffey, 3 October 1977.
  3. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1938-00000139, marriage of John L. Coffey and Hazel M. Watt
  4. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Hazel M. (Watt) Coffey, 7 April 2004.