Francis Patrick “Frank” Coffey

Francis Patrick “Frank” Coffey

New York, USA
Death 18 May 1990 (aged 65)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot 6, 3107
Memorial ID 3865392 · View Source
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Francis P. "Frank" Coffey served with the FBI for 29 years.

Since his retirement in 1979, Coffey was a partner with Maximum Security Agency Inc, a private invesigative and security consulting firm in Albuquerque.

Coffey, 65, died Friday of cancer at Lovelace Medical Center. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, and burial was at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.

"He had many interests, but he enjoyed the time he spent with the family," said his son, Frank.

"He liked to travel, and he loved photography. He also spent considerable time bicycling, jogging and running. He learned to ski when he was in New York and went skiing whever he had a chance to get away."

Coffey was born and reared in New York City. He received his early education at St. Anne Academy and the Marist Brothers. He attended Junior College of Connecticut, now the University of Bridgeport, before joining the Navy in 1943.

He served in the South Pacific as a fire control specialist during World War II, then graduated from American University in Washington, D.C.

Coffey served as a Special Agent of the FBI in Cleveland, Chicago and New York City before being transferred to Albuquerque in 1973.

His primary responsibilities here related to all criminal investigations at Kirtland Air Force Base and the Veterans Administration Hospital. He also was responsible for the investigation of sensitive national security matters.

Coffey lectured police instructors on hostage matters, terrorist activities and crime resistance.

Coffey's expertise included instructions for nuclear weapons couriers for the Department of Energy and was a hostage negotiator for the FBI.

He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and served as President of the New Mexico Chapter of the Amigos de las Americas. He was past chairman of the Former Agents of the FBI and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the American Society for Industrial Security.

Survivors include Marie, his wife of 37 years; three daughters Cindy E. McGill and husband Curt, Carol A. Adler and husband Robert and Janet Coffey, all of Albuquerque; a son Frank and wife Diana of Albuquerque; sisters Mary Holsten of Bayone Point, FL and Catherine Hanly and husband John of Jamaica Estates, NY; and five grandchildren.

Published in Albuquerque Journal, date unknown.

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