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Coffey, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Coffey, a life long resident of Dedham, died  peacefully at home with family on Thursday, January 19, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born in Dedham and would have turned 90 on February 2nd, 2012.  Mary was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Evelyn A. (Bosselmann) Youngblood. She was a graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.  Mary worked as a  secretary and transcriptionist for 6 years at U-Mass Boston and for 10 years at Harvard Medical School.  She retired in 1990. Mary was a former member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Dedham. She was predeceased by her husband John J. Coffey II and her son John J. Coffey III,  as well as her brother  Charles Youngblood and her life long friend Sabra Oulton. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Lynne Flodin of Walpole. Per mary’s request funeral services are private. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Bosselman
    January 21st, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    The world has lost a very special person. Mary Jane Coffey was one of the most gentle, caring, intelligent people with a wonderful spirit, positive attitude toward life and open mind.
    Every time we visited we would get the “third-degree” –What is happening in our lives? What is going on in the family? What do we think about current events? Whatever we told her she would remember and quiz us on the next time we visited.
    She also had such a wonderful sense of humor. I remember the time she asked me if I was good in bed. After we overcame the shock, all laughed and answered the question she said. “I’ll go back to being a sweet old lady now.” We loved her so, enjoyed our time with her and will miss our visits.
    When my brother died in March Mary Jane sent me wonderful letter. I will share part of it “All of nature tells us there is rebirth. So now it is time for you, Bruce, to let Clifford rest, leave the room and softly close the door knowing that the essence of what we loved and called Clifford is safely enfolded with his Creator. We need ask no question; we can be at peace.” Mary Jane is at peace, the essence of what we loved and called Mary Jane is safely enfolded with her Creator. We need ask no question; we can be at peace….. Kevin & Bruce

  2. Terry Ann Roche
    January 21st, 2012 | 5:26 pm

    Bruce Bosselman, Janet Roche, Terry Ann Roche, Ashley Maclean, Daniel Maclean will always remember the love you gave and the Hearts you are loved and will be missed!!!

  3. Joe P.
    January 29th, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    I enjoyed knowing Mary and having her as a neighbor. Mary loved talking about current events and all that was happening in her beloved Dedham. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.

  4. Joanne Carlson
    February 12th, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Mary Jane was very dear and special to me. I visited with her for 3 years and looked forward to every visit. Mary Jane was very interested in everything–national, local, books we had read, my family–and she remembered every detail! Her sense of humor was infectious. I will miss her so very much.

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