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Henry J. Coffey

May 22, 1937 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 82)


Henry J. Coffey, 82, of Rumson, passed away on Tuesday April 28, 2020. He was born in New York City, NY to the late Henry and Jean (Moore) Coffey. Throughout his life, Henry worked for Chester Cable and City Service Oil Company. He retired as Executive Vice President for Paige Electric in 2017.

Henry was always Cheerful, happy and with a great smile.  Always the first to help.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 62 years, Therese Moran Coffey of Rumson, his loving children Howard and his wife Elaine Coffey of Red Bank, James and his wife Rosa Coffey of Florida, Kelli Ann and her husband Dr. Lawrence Caplin of Pennsylvania, his dear sister Barbara and her husband Roland Babcock of Nevada and his 9 cherished grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the John E. Day Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Henry’s memory may be sent to your choice below:

Rumson First Aid Squad. Established in 1949, is an all-volunteer organization that provides emergency medical services 24/7, 365 days a year to Rumson and surrounding communities as needed, Their services are always free of charge. They provide basic life support and medical services and provide ambulance transportation to local hospitals. Advance life support is also provided by paramedics. They have helped Henry and Terry many times in the last few years and never received a bill.  1A Wilson Circle, Rumson NJ 07760   ph: (732)320-3335 Cap. Perry

CF Charities.  Henry’s daughter – Kelli-Ann established a not-for-profit organization - CF Charities - to help underserved students go into healthcare as a career.  Henry has supported the work of this charity since 2008.  Donations will be used for CF Charities to establish an endowed scholarship in Henry’s name for students going into healthcare as a career.  These donations are tax deductible.

K9’s for Warriors. Established in 2010 by Shari and Bobby Duval. When their own son came back from Afghanistan Shari was looking for a way to save her son who is a Son, Father, Husband and very loved. Well her goal was to help and save one warrior a month which turned into much larger than ever imagined. The current rate for suicide for Warriors coming home is 22 a day. This is k9’s slogan; “Save 22”. Jim is personally active with k9’s since the early days of existence. K9s for Warriors goal is to end veteran suicide and returning our warriors to a life of dignity and independence.  100% of the dogs are recues and to date they have rescued 1186 dogs and 622 warriors received their new partner in life. K9s is the nations largest provider of service dogs for disable veteran Americans; and it is a tax exempt 501 (C) (3) non profit organization.  To learn more go to

St Jude Children Hospital.  St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

It costs a lot for St. Jude to cure a child with cancer using the latest technologies and care. But because of donations, the price for patient families is $0. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.

Many families come to St. Jude thinking it's like any other hospital. They expect to pay high fees to get their child the best care. They're overwhelmed with gratitude when they learn St. Jude works to save their child's life for free using world-class care.  

St Jude cures and saves 80% of the children admitted, they come out cancer free and their goal is to increase to 90% success rate. Your donations make this possible and give parents hope.

A Local Food Bank to help your local people by you.

Please visit Henry’s memorial website available at


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