COEN-John "Jack", on April 7, 2012 at the age of 86.
Native of Woodford, Co. Galway, Ireland. Retired railroad worker and accomplished flute player.
Jack was a 1991 Recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship.
Beloved husband of Julia (nee Curry). Loving father of Mary (Michael) Collins, Bernadette (Rick) Hess, Kathleen (Nick) Tamburri, Helen (Frank) Graziosa, James & Shaun (Rose). Cherished grandfather of Tara, Kevin, Conor, Rory, Richard, Alana, Patrick, Diana, Anthony, Nicholas, John, Robert, Casey Rose, Jack, Daniel & Jennifer. Dear brother of May (Sr. Concepta), Fr. Michael, Annie O'Malley, Msgr. Charles, Betty (Sr. Patrice), Margaret King & Anthony. He is predeceased by his brother Patrick.
Visiting hours will be held at DAVID J. HODDER & SON FH, 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers on Tues. from 7-9P.M. & Wed, from 2-4 & 7-9P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thurs. 11:45A.M. at St. Barnabas Church. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.The family address for cards is on IRTRAD-L, but I don't feel comfortable reposting it here. Look there if you'd like to send a note.
Here's a nice remembrance from the chair of the NEA. Brad Hurley's notes from spending a week with Jack in 1997. And an interview with Paula Carroll from 2009.