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Mary M. Coffey, age 82, of Bronston, passed from this life on October 5, 2016, at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilit-ation Facility.
She was born on September 3, 1934, in Albany, daughter of the late Lewis and Sophia Pennicuff Rigney.
She was a member of the Wayne County High School Graduating Class of 1955.
She received a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Business.
She retired as Deli Manager for Food Fair Grocery, of Somerset.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved quilting and reading her Bible.
She was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church, and loved her church family.
She is survived by her daughter—Lisa (Douglas) Phelps, of Somerset; her sister—Pauline Brown, of Wayne County; her grandchildren—Tabatha Phelps and Raven Phelps; and her great-grandchildren—Charli Aguirre, Jaylee Phelps and Jasmine Scott.
She was preceded in death by her son—Ernest Coffey; her brother—Felix Rigney; and her sisters—Tina Sharpe and Lois Gosser.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Gary Phelps and Sister Vonda Van Ostrand officiating. Burial was in the Old Charity Cemetery, in Wayne County.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 11, 2016
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