Edwin Coe
Friday
21
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday, December 21, 2018
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Friday
21
December

Mass

11:00 am
Friday, December 21, 2018
St. Ann Church
481 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Lawncroft Cemetery
1740 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Edwin Coe

Edwin Martin Coe, age 94, beloved husband of Barbara Malone Coe, of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, passed away on December 16, 2018 in Bridgeport Hospital.

In addition to Barbara, his devoted wife of 67 years, Ed will be lovingly remembered by his family including his children, David Coe and his wife Staci, of Fairfield, Nancy Spray and her husband Scott, of Fairfield, Mary Coe, of Black Rock; his cherished grandchildren, Andrea Spray, Zac Coe, and Dylan Coe;; three sisters-in-law, Sister Nancy Malone, O.S.U., Jane Coe, Liz Coe and his brother-in-law, Stan Francis and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Alice Kehew Coe; and his siblings, Doris Coe Francis, Robert Coe, and Peter Coe.

Raised in Fairfield, Ed graduated from Ludlowe High School in 1942, and studied art at Parsons School of Design. During World War II, Ed served his country in the United States Army, Company C 150th Engineer Combat Battalion. Upon returning home, he met the love of his life, Barbara, on a blind date set up by his sister Doris. They married in September of 1951 and moved back to Black Rock, where they raised their family and established many lifelong friendships. Ed enjoyed a long, successful career in sales for Read's Department Stores in both downtown Bridgeport and Trumbull.

Ed was a humble but talented artist, known to his family and community as soft-spoken and big-hearted, full of love and support for his wife and children, and endlessly doting on his grandchildren. Those fortunate enough to know him well will remember his quick and playful wit, a complement to his love for life’s simplest pleasures, like a summer barbecue or a crisp fall hike.

The Coe family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers Gaye, Robin, Maverley, Shonda and Gina for the companionship and laughter they shared with Ed, especially during this challenging time in his life.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Ann Church. His interment will take place in Lawncroft Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489. For travel directions or to sign his online register book, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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