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I've known Richie and the Coffey family since the late 60's and can't ever remember not having a great time with him. Whether it was at his annual Michigan vs. OSU party or the 4th of July at his mothers to the craziness at "The Pig Roast" Richie was a person you couldn't miss. He had the ability of making everyone feel welcome and at ease.He had those qualities and will be missed. There was only one Rich Coffey.So sad to see him go. My condolences to the Coffey extended family begin to count the number of great times we had together. Whether it was watching the annual Michigan vs.OSU game at his house,to the 4th of July party at his mothers to the craziness of "The Pig Roast"Richie always the life of the party.things just weren't the same if Richie wasn't there. He had the availability of making everyone feel welcomed
I met Rich at NW Post Office in 1992 and met a friend I’ll never forget! First and foremost a family man and a true joy to be around! I can still hear him singing “ if you’re happy and you know it “ at work! Our sincere condolences
being a great friend when rich was young he had truly great charisma which was seen by all and supported his dignity inn all of his endeavors being his age i understand and hope i can follow with same strength, god bless.
I'm very sad to hear of the passing of my childhood buddy "Richie's" (as we called him back at Holy Name School in Columbus) Coffey. Rich and his brother Jimmy and I worked for several years (when we were 16 and 17) at Burger King on the Ohio State campus near where we all lived. I have never worked with anyone since that made us all laugh all day every day like Rich. He was a fantastic personality and a great guy from a great family. My condolences to his family. There will only be one Richie Coffey !! Bob Behal.
Richard "Rich" Coffey
June 18, 2022, Richard (Rich) Coffey completed his work on earth at the age of 67. This dearly loved and exceptional human being will be reunited with his mother and father, Mary and James Coffey, sister Carol Ann Lombardo, brother Jim Coffey, nephew Jeff Butz, and mother- and father-in-law Teresa and James Friend.
Rich will always be remembered as a loving, dedicated father to his two sons, Tony and Eric Coffey. Men now, and with families of their own, Rich was equally proud of his four grandchildren: Tony and Sara’s daughters Grace and Jordyn; Eric and his wife Janice’s children Mason and Reagan.
More than twenty years ago, Rich met the love of his life, Beth. They married and combined their families to include Seth (Amanda) Webb and two bonus grandsons Elijah and Hunter.
Rich’s sisters Colleen (David) Martinelli, Beverly (David) Todaro, Kay Walker, sister-in-law Patti (Mike) Mallarnee and brother-in-law Jeff Friend along with his nieces and nephews also have many special memories of their loving brother and uncle.
Rich was fortunate to also have true life-long friends, Bill and Morgana Cottrell, whom he dearly cherished. And, Lena Lyons, who was with Beth the night she first met Rich, and later moved to Florida to help care for him. In addition, Rich loved his precious toy schnauzer, Caylei. And he enjoyed many hobbies including watching sports, running marathons, playing golf and traveling.
Rich, following 37 years as a mailman, and Beth often said they were on a permanent vacation in paradise after retiring first to Calabash, North Carolina, and then to Fernandina Beach, Florida. After two bouts of kidney cancer followed by a dementia diagnosis, Rich moved into memory care. Sincere appreciation to the caring staff at The Retreat at Osprey during his brief stay. And, a special thank you to Dr. Timothy Lucey who, for the last five years, provided Rich and Beth with exceptional support.
A mass will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 201 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, Florida, on July 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. with burial immediately following at Bosque Bello Cemetery, 1321 N. 14th St.
Rather than flowers, please consider a donation to Rich’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or his church, St. Michael.
There is one obvious obsession that cannot go without mentioning when remembering Rich. It was his undeniable love for The Ohio State Buckeyes! You just know when he passed through Heaven’s gates, Rich was chanting O-H to see who his real friends are!! I-O Rich! We love you!