Cecelia A Coates, age 93, died on January 3, 2018. She was born in NYC to George and Agnes (Collins) Van Gosig on February 26, 1924.
She worked as the secretary to the president of Rand McNally Company before becoming a homemaker and loving mother to Andrew (Lynne Baumann), Robert (Lynn Skevington), Sheila (Alfred Handy), Maureen (Joseph O'Donnell), and Joseph (Denise Gropp), and grandmother of thirteen. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Eugene J. Coates in 1992 and son Christopher (Barbara Galbraith) in 2008.
She was a member of the Church of St. Jude where she was very active in the Ladies' Guild.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 7th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 8th at 11am at the Church of St. Jude, 7 Eisenhower Road, Blairstown, NJ (use Columbia NJ for GPS) followed by interment at Calverton National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, masses would be appreciated.