Thomas P. Coffey ’65 died on February 26, 2019, in Hartford, Connecticut.
(The following was published in The Hartford Courant on March 3, 2019:)
Thomas Peter Coffey, 75, a gentle and generous man, of Hartford, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Thomas was born in Manchester, CT, on March 27, 1943, son of the late Steven and Helena (Mozdzierz) Coffey. He grew up in South Windsor and was a graduate of Ellsworth High School with the Class of 1961. He went on to graduate from Bowdoin College with the Class of 1965 and obtained an MBA from Columbia University in 1967. Tom served our country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army from July of 1967 to July of 1969 as an Information Specialist. Upon returning home from the service he went to work for the State of Connecticut Department of Economic Development. He retired after many years of service. A kind, caring and devoted brother, uncle and friend he will be dearly missed. He leaves his sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth (Coffey) Gross and Michael Gross of East Haddam; his nephew, Matthew Gross and his wife Kanae Haneishi-Gross and their children, great nephew Koji and great nieces Niko and Sora all of Granby, MA; his aunt Ceil Wasik of Niantic, and many cousins. He also leaves special friends in his favorite vacation destination, Essaouira, Morocco.