John R. Coffey

John R. Coffey

Birth
Fair Haven, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1928 (aged 75–76)
Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 3
Memorial ID 91803517 · View Source
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John Coffey, aged 76 years, died July 29, at the home ef his daughter, Mrs. John Dungey, in Lacona, after about six weeks illness.

Mr. Coffey was born at Fair Haven, Cayuga County, living there until he was 10 years ord, then moving to New Haven. After living there about one year he with his parents, moved to Boylston, where he had passed the remainder of his life except the past four winters, which he spent with his daughter at Lacona.

In early life Mr. Coffey learned the mason trade which he followed until the time of his death.

He was a loving father and a kind neighbor, always ready to lend a hand to help one when in need.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. John Dungey of Lacona and Orley Coffey of Boylston, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Leta Jones, of Pulaski.

The funeral was held Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at the home of his daughter in Lacona, with burial in Wesleyan cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E.D. Carpenter,
assisted by the Rev. Floyd Fennen, pastor of the Baptist Church, Sandy Creek. Friends from out of town were: John Bidwell, Sr., and John Bidwell, Jr., of Northville; Mrs. C.W. Hamer, Mrs. Harry Moss, Mrs. Lettie Daley, Mr. and Mrs. Orley Daley, all of Utica; Mrs. Leta Jones, Frank Howe, and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Matteson, of Pulaski; Leon Dunbar,
of Richland; Wm. McDaniels, of Camden, and many other relatives to mourn his loss.

As we stand by your open grave we,
wonder what God's unseen plan must be.
that He take one whose life was one of,
service and self-denial, while others are,
left who drift with the tide, with no,
thought of others.

Gone from a world of sorrow,
Too good for this world of sin;
So God opened the gates of heaven
And bade you enter in.

Weep not that your days are over,
Weep not, for your work was well done,
And you have gone to receive the reward,
Which God has for every one.

It's hard to break the tender cord,
When love had bound the heart;
It's hard to say, "Dear Father, we must,
forever part."

But your loving deeds of kindness,
From our memory ne'er shall fade.
And our thoughts shall always linger,
Around the spot where you are laid.

Peaceful be your sleep, dear Father,
In your narrow bed so low;
You no more can join our number,
Joy and sorrow never know.

But some day we hope to meet you,
When the day of life is fled;
And in heaven we hope to greet you,
Where no farewell word is said.

Dearest loved one, we have laid you,
In the silent grave's embrace,
But your memory we shall cherish,
Until we meet you face to face.

Let your gentle spirit, Father,
Always be our guiding star;
And when we, too, are called,
We can live up where you are .

Source: Sandy Creek News, Aug 9 1928


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 91803517
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John R. Coffey (1852–29 Jul 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91803517, citing Boylston-Sandy Creek Wesleyan Cemetery, Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Oh look, a chicken! (contributor 46868335) .