Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jack Coen Obituary

Sad news via IRTRAD-L:
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.

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