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Connie McCarthy Coates
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1931
Death: May 30, 2010

Connie McCarthy Coates, born September 29, 1931, died Sunday after a sudden illness, surrounded by her family. Connie was the daughter of Mark P. McCarthy and Elizabeth McLaughlin McCarthy, who owned McCarthy's Seafood Restaurant on S. Salina St., where she worked as a hostess until its closing in 1973. She was a descendant of the McLaughlin family who started the teasel industry in Skaneateles. Connie was a 1949 graduate of Most Holy Rosary High School. She attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, and then graduated from Syracuse General School of Nursing as an R.N. She worked at Castle Rest Nursing Home for 25 years before retiring in 1984. Connie was a skilled tennis player, involved in many leagues over the years. She loved golf, swimming and watching her grandchildren participate in their various sporting events. She was a member of the Hill N Dale Garden Club, Chapters Book Club with her many lady friends, volunteered with the Skaneateles Laker Limo Organization and was a committee member for the annual fund-raiser for the Samaritan Center. Connie loved to travel, was an avid reader and had a great interest in politics. She loved life, family and friends, and was especially proud of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Alan F. Coates, married 56 years on May 22. Her children, Susan O'Neil (Philip) of Syracuse, Elizabeth Besio (Frank) of Camillus, Nealie Dungey (Bill) of Jordan, David of Beijing, China, and Daniel (Eileen) of Syracuse. Her son Timothy M. Coates, predeceased her in 1975. She is also survived by her sister, Marybeth O'Leary of Skaneateles, and her brother, J. Mark McCarthy of Syracuse, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY, with burial to follow in St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery, Skaneateles. Calling hours will be at St. Mary's of the Lake Church on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated to one of Connie's favorite charities: the Samaritan Center, 310 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202; Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Ave., Syracuse, NY 13207; or the Guardian Angel Society, 259 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY 13202.

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on June 1, 2010 
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  Timothy M Coates (1956 - 1975)*
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Saint Mary's Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Jun 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53178592
Connie <i>McCarthy</i> Coates
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