OBITUARY

Douglas P. Coley II

7 April, 19643 December, 2020

WOLCOTT- Douglas P. Coley II, husband of Michelle (Santopietro) Coley died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home early Thursday morning. He was only 56 years old. Doug was a transplant to Wolcott from Alabama at the age of 9. He was the son of the late Douglas Coley and Yolanda”Sissy” (Valdez) Sterling of Orlando, FL. He graduated from Wolcott High School in 1982. He was a salesman for Lindquist Steels Inc. for the last 7 years. Doug also served as the Municipal Agent for Mayor Tom Dunn and was known for his mischievous sense of humor. In spite of being a jokester and a candy stealer, he was hard working and loved. He enjoyed the outdoors and camping. He was a member of the Wolcott Congregational Church. He was also a proud member of he NRA. What Doug loved most was to laugh and make people laugh. Doug loved his family, especially his best friend and wife Michelle of 21 years. He was very proud of his son Douglas P. Coley III of Wolcott, and was a great father to Michelle’s children David Stasonis of Lake Worth, FL, Amanda Hanson and her husband Richard of Wolcott. He is also survived by his step father Anthony Sterling of FL, his sisters Amanda and Samanda Posila and his niece Yolanda of New Haven and his mother-in-law Pam Walsh, brother-in-law Robert and wife Kelley Santopietro of Wolcott, sister-in-law Marcie Hamel of Oakville and several nieces and nephews. Due to the current pandemic, services will be private. A celebration of his life will be announced. If there were to be memorial contributions, Doug would want them to be for Trump 2024. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home in Wolcott is honored to serve Doug’s family at this time. Visit www.dellavecchiawolcott.com for online condolences.

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Kimberly Kuhns

11 December 2020


Dear Bob and Kelley and Michelle and entire family My deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss . I’m so very sorry about Doug”s passing and just wanted to let you know you have friends who care and are praying for all of you .
Love always
Kimberly Kuhns

John Byrnes

10 December 2020

Hard to believe.... great guy, great with the kids and coaching! You will be missed. Rest in Peace

laura dias

10 December 2020


I had the pleasure of working with Doug for a few years ..
he truly was on of the "good ones"
our sons are the same age, so we compared notes (lol)

I truly am so sorry , i was floored , learning of this

warm thoughts and prayers to all of you ..

Lori Hubeny

10 December 2020

Michelle,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are keeping you in our prayers. Our hope is that you feel some comfort knowing that many friends are thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lori, Dave and Rachel Hubeny

Roxann and Robert Riskin

9 December 2020

When we met Doug, he was a young, and ambitious man ready to take on just about anything in the world with great passion , sensitivity and kindness. His award winning personality, his huge smile, his highly recognized community presence, and his commitment to family and friends, is a testimony of his love for his earthly family and his genuine respect for all lives. May he rest in eternal peace and we are sure he will bring a ton of smiles and lots of laughter to those who greet him in heaven. We send our thoughts and prayers to Yolanda, and Tony, Sandy, Mandy, Yoli and Themoko and all wonderful family members and friends.

Pam Tortorici

9 December 2020

Hi Michelle
I am Doreen's friend-Pam. I just want to give you my sincere condolences. I would chat with Doug when I worked at LaFortuna many years back and I know he started hello right into a joke. He helped me make some lawn equipment decisions at the time! I am sure your home was filled with lots of laughter. I can see he was a wonderful man and you both a great couple. I am so sorry for you and your family and will remember you all in my prayers.
God Bless
Pam

Stephen Burns

8 December 2020

My deepest condolences to Michelle; Doug III, children and family.
Doug was such a funny and wonderful guy. I worked with him a couple years in the early 2000's and enjoyed everyday as well as Doug being a former neighbor;; he would occasionally stop in to my workplace for business; which turned into pleasure. His sense of humor and integrity will never be forgotten. Heaven gained another good angel. RIP Doug...you were one of a kind and will be sadly missed, but we will always laugh at your jokes when we think of you !

Yolanda Valdez Sterling

8 December 2020

Having three brothers who called me Sissy carried over to my mother, Doug’s grandmother, who continued to always call me Sissy. Doug began calling me Sissy. It has endured for many years! I wouldn’t know who he was talking to if he said mom, mother or any derivation! He was my precious boy who grew into a wonderful man who became a husband, father, friend or acquaintance. Never did Doug meet a stranger even at an early age. He would walk right up to a stranger, put his hand out and say, “Hi, I’m Doug Coley, nice to meet you.” My parents, Rev. and Mrs. Armando Valdez, doted on him! My three brothers, Jack, Randy, Mike Valdez had a close relationship with Doug. Football was the name of the game! Auburn all the way!
For me, the sun always rose for Doug! You left me way too soon! My love will never waver for you! I will always be your Sissy!

Anthony Sterling, M.D., PhD

8 December 2020

If you will excuse the analogy, Doug Coley 11 was a great egg! He was hatched with love and grew into an alpha male with his own wife, son and family. He manifested wit, devotion to duty and respect from his extended family as well as peers and his mother and step father. Long live a Prince!

Mary Morrone

7 December 2020

Michelle, Amanda, David, and Doug Jr.,

First let my express my deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to you all.

I was lucky enough to share an office with Doug while he was the Municipal Agent and I was Mayor Dunn's Assistant. There was NEVER a day that he didn't make me laugh, with his jokes, snarky comments, or faces he would make while I was trying to be serious. The appetite on that Man was astounding. Lol...he loved to eat and not just candy. There are too many instances to tell, but I don't know how many times he would come to me with a sheepish look on his face and I knew he said something he shouldn't have. I would say to him "I swear that you open your mouth to switch feet." I was the receiptient of many of his pranks, but we got him back with "The Wallaby" prank. He didn't expect it and it kept him on his toes. I missed him when he left as an office mate, but was lucky to keep him as my friend. I will miss you Doug, fly high, be at peace, and God Bless you.💕💕

Mary Morrone

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