Mary “Betsy” Coakley

1928 ∼ 2020

Mary “Betsy” Coakley

Betsy Coakley, 91, of Centerville MA, died on February 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family

She and her family lived for more than 25 years in Wellesley, MA before retiring to Cape Cod and FL in 1982.  Betsy is well known for her big heart, beautiful smile and great sense of humor.  Many will remember her power walking through the town sporting her classic French twist.

Betsy (and Gael) were tireless in their efforts to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after losing three children to the disease.  They formed the Joey Coakley Memorial Golf Tournament after their son died of the disease at age 14 in 1975.  This annual tournament went on to become one of the foundation’s most successful fund-raising events.

Betsy is survived by her five children, Sharon McDonald of Norfolk MA; Gael Coakley of Latham, NY; Ellen Kinlin of Osterville MA; Francie Crowley of Concord MA and Barbara Jay of Franklin MA along with 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Betsy was the mother of the late Dorothy Lee Coakley, Joey Aloysius Coakley, and Michael Patrick Coakley.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Osterville at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 22.  There will be a period of visitation from 10 to 11 before the Mass begins.  Burial at Mosswood Cemetery will be private.

In memory of Betsy Coakley donations may be sent to The Joey Fund, c/o Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mass/Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main St, Suite 104, Natick MA 01760 or https://www.cff.org/give-today

Visitation

Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Lady of the Assumption
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Funeral

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 11:30 AM

Our Lady of the Assumption
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Donations

In memory of Betsy Coakley donations may be sent to The Joey Fund, c/o Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mass/Rhode Island Chapter, 220 North Main St, Suite 104, Natick MA 01760 or https://www.cff.org/give-today

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Mary “Betsy” Coakley

1928 ∼ 2020

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