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Barbara E Coffey

May 16, 1927October 15, 2020
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Barbara E. Coffey (nee Houghtalin) of Jersey City passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 93. Barbara was born in Beacon, New York on May 16, 1927, to Veronica (Kieslor) and Homer Houghtalin. She is predeceased by her three brothers, Thomas, Homer, and Richard and her sister, Charlotte Schmarr. Barbara's beloved mother Veronica died at the age of 28 leaving Barbara to be raised by her dear aunt, Anna Ryan Fox. In 1952 Barbara married the love of her life, Aloysius J. Coffey, a captain of the Jersey City Fire Department. They spent over 50 happy years together in Jersey City and summering at their home in Long Beach Island surrounded by their loving children and grandchildren. Her beloved Al passed away on July 2, 2007. Barbara attended St. Paul's School and Snyder High School. She was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish For many years and later at St. Paul of the Cross. Barbara was a homemaker and returned to the workforce retiring from her job at J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City. She loved to travel, read and spend time with her family at the shore. Barbara is survived by her four loving daughters and their families: Deborah Savage and Mark Frangione of Jersey City, Kathy Biancamano and her late husband, Michael, of Washington Township, Barbara and Luis Perez of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Maureen and Peter Mercuri of Mountainside. She is also survived by her 8 loving grandchildren: Matthew and Melissa Savage, Luis Philip Perez, Michael Biancamano, Kaitlin Perez, Megan Perez, Andrew Mercuri, Bridget Mercuri and Grace Barbara Mercuri. She is also survived by one beautiful great-grandchild Conor Matthew Savage. Numerous nieces and nephews also mourn the death of their dear aunt. The family would like to thank Patricia Perez for the loving and compassionate care and friendship she provided Barbara for five years. The family will receive friends on Monday, October19, from 4:00 to 8:00 for visitation at Leber's Funeral Home in Union City. On October 20th at 11:00 Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts. Joseph and Michael Church, Central Avenue and 14th Street , Union City. A private burial service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery , North Arlington.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Cemetery

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Marta Perez

October 18, 2020

The moment I met this beautiful lady which we always addressed as Mrs Coffey we knew that we had met a graceful elegant lady who welcomed us with her Friendship and considered us extended family. We have many Sweet memories sitting out at the porch at LBI with the grandchildren and cousins listening to Mrs Coffey stories of growing up in Beacon and starting her family in Jersey City a funny one is when our brother got engaged to his namesake daughter and presented the ring she asked him if he had got it out the Cracker Jack box she had such a great good sense of humor. We will miss you dear Barbara you raised four beautiful daughters who cared and loved You It was an honor to know you the Lord is waiting and welcoming you to eternal life. Love Marta Bob and Family




Barbara Perez

October 18, 2020

To the most marvelous mother, grandmother and woman in the world !!! I love you always❤️You are in our hearts always ❤️

Louie Perez

October 18, 2020

I will always remember my Long Beach Island champion Irish dancing partner Love you always Louie ☘️☘️

Maureen Coffey-Mercuri

October 17, 2020

To my loving Mother ,
I will miss you like crazy , but the memories we have shared are etched in my memory forever. Countless happy times , long talks, summer days. Holidays you have taught our family how to truly celebrate, you are a sophisticated class act which is hard to follow , but I will do my best to make you proud. You have been a strong successful woman who taught her children and grandchildren well .
Sweet Heavenly life dear Mama
Your loving Baby daughter,
Maureen
xo Peter xo Andrew xo Bridget xo GraceBarbara{namesake}

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