Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard L. “Bud” Coffey, 89, of North Russell will be held Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Canton with Rev. Douglas Lucia officiating. Burial will be in North Russell Cemetery in the spring. “Bud” passed away March 4, 2013 unexpectedly at home.
Friends may call at the O’Leary Funeral Home in Canton on Friday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. Donations may be made to Pyrites Volunteer Fire Dept.
Surviving Bernard are his wife Ursula; three sons, Gary B. Coffey of N. Russell, David and Chandra Coffey of N. Russell and John and Shelly Coffey of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Ann LaDuke of Watertown; two brothers, John Coffey of Pyrites and James and Joanne Coffey of Pyrites; four sisters, Patricia Birch of Hermon, Shirley Coffey of Pyrites, Jeanette Reil of Fulton and Madeline Coffey of Hermon; and 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Meredith, Caitlin, Jenna, Christa, Hannah, Haleigh, Kody, Kiana, Daniel and Allison and 4 great grandchildren, Alex, Gabriel, Shawn and Makenzie.
Bud was predeceased by four brothers, Frederick, Norval, Dick, Sherman “PG” Coffey.
Bernard “Bud” was born August 11, 1923 in Pyrites, the son of Maitland and Lena (Thompson) Coffey. He attended Pyrites and Canton Schools. He married Ursula Hand on December 4, 1943 at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb. The couple has lived in North Russell since 1966. He worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway, Clifton Mines, Benson Mines, Alcoa, Martin Distributors, Huntley Farm Equipment and owned and operated his own Dairy Farm in North Russell since 1966.He was drafted into the US army in 1945 serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and was discharged in 1946.
Mr. Coffey was a member of Canton VFW Post 1231. He loved hunting, fishing, baseball and farming but he especially loved his family.
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