Mary T Coffey

Birth Name Mary T Coffey
Gender female
Age at Death about 90 years, 5 months, 5 days


Mary survived her husband of 56 years, Thomas V Kelly, who died 3 May 2012. He was of Whiting, New Jersey, when he died.
Part of his obituary:
Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home
Thomas V. Kelly, 81, of Whiting, NJ, passed away on May 3rd, 2012 at Jersey Shore Medical Center. ...

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Coffey Kelly; two sons: Thomas Jr. and his wife Shirley of Toms River, and Andrew Kelly of Norristown, PA; two daughters: Patricia Beauchea and her husband Bob of Piscataway, NJ, and Maureen Kelly of Washington, DC.; and six wonderful grandchildren: Greg, Ryan, Tyler, Kim, Karen, and Phil.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-6 PM at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ. There will be a mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:45AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting. Burial will be immediately following at St. Joseph Cemetery in Toms River, NJ.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about September 1928 New York, New York, United States   1a
Census (Daughter) April 15, 1930 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States at 502 West 134th St 1a
Event Note

1930 Census Manhattan, NYC ED 31-876, Sheet 18a
April 15, 1930
at 502 West 134th St

Joseph Coffey, 50, married 1st at 34, born Irish Free State, naturalized 1900, chauffeur, bus company
Margaret Coffey, 38, married 1st at 22, born N Ireland, arrived 1910
James 15
Edward 12
Margaret 10
Jane 8,
John 6,
Catherine 4y 4m,
Joseph 2y 8m,
Mary 1y 7m

William Hughes, 28, brother in law, single, born N. Ireland, arrived 1923, naturalized, conductor, bus company


Census (Daughter) April 11, 1940 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States at 41 Convent Avenue 2a
Event Note

1940 Census, Manhattan, ED 31-1141, sheet 13B
April 11, 1940
at 41 Convent Avenue

Joseph Coffey, 60, born in Ireland, 8 years school, conductor, bus company
Margaret Coffey, 50, born in Ireland, 8 years school
James Coffey, 25, 4 years high school, clerk, post office
Margaret Coffey, 20, 4 years high school, sales girl, department store
Jane Coffey, 18, 4 years high school
John Coffey, 16, 2 years high school
Kathleen Coffey, 14, 1 year high school
Joseph Coffey, 12, 7 years of school
Mary Coffey, 11, 5 years of school
Edward Coffey, 9, son, 4 years of school

All lived in the same house in 1935

Census (Daughter) April 11, 1950 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States 513 Vermilyea Avenue 3a
Event Note

1950 Census Manhattan, ED 31-2137
April 11, 1950
513 Vermilyea Avenue

Joseph Coffey, 73, born in Ireland, no occupation
Margaret Coffey, 60, born in Ireland
John Coffey, 26, never married, mail clerk, railroad
Joseph Coffey, 22, never married, clerk, post office
Mary Coffey, 21, never married, information clerk, stock brokerage
Edward Coffey, 19, never married, clerk, bank

Thomas McNamara, 32, son in law, born in New Jersey, business representative, electric utility
Catherine McNamara, 24, daughter
Margaret McNamara, 1, grand daughter
Catherine McNamara, born last October, grand daughter

Residence April 2011 Whiting, Manchester Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States   4a
Event Note

Mary was living in Whiting, NJ, when her brother died in 2011

Death February 6, 2019     5a
Event Note

Mary Kelly
6 MARCH, 1929 – 6 FEBRUARY, 2019

Toms River – Mary T. Kelly, age 89, of Toms River, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, of complications of Alzheimer’s. Born and raised in New York City as part of a large Catholic family, Mary moved to South Toms River in 1961 from Jersey City with her husband and young children.

Mary was a homemaker who also was a Girl Scout leader. She and her husband lived in Crestwood Village until 2012 and she was living at Magnolia Gardens at the time of her death. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's R.C. Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and was a Eucharistic minister.

She was predeceased by her son Jack in 1986 and husband Tom in 2012 after 57 years of marriage. Mary is survived by her children, Patricia and Bob Beauchea, Tom and Shirley Kelly, Maureen Kelly and Andy Kelly; and her brother Edward Coffey and his wife Anne. She is also survived by her six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visiting will be held Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 from 2:00-6:00 PM at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, 10:00 AM at Our Risen Christ Chapel at St Joseph’s Cemetery, 56 Cedar Grove Road # 80, Toms River, NJ. Interment will follow at St Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090-6011 or by calling 800-272-3900. Family and friends are invited to visit to leave tributes to her family.

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Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Patrick Joseph Coffeyabout 18801975
Mother Margaret HughesNovember 13, 1890May 3, 1969
    Brother     James Coffey about March 1915 before September 2001
    Brother     Edward P Coffey about August 1917 August 27, 1930
    Sister     Margaret M Coffey April 27, 1919 February 7, 2008
    Sister     Jane Coffey about 1922 about September 7, 2001
    Brother     John F Coffey about 1924 September 6, 1980
    Sister     Catherine Coffey about December 1925 before September 2001
    Brother     Joseph P Coffey August 24, 1927 April 25, 2011
         Mary T Coffey about September 1928 February 6, 2019


Family of Thomas V Kelly and Mary T Coffey

Married Husband Thomas V Kelly ( b. d. May 3, 2012 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1955     6a
Event Note



Source References

  1. National Archives and Records Administration: 1930 United States Census
      • Page: Manhattan, NYC ED 31-876, Sheet 18a
      • Citation:

  2. 1940 United States Census
      • Page: Manhattan, ED 31-1141, sheet 13B
      • Citation:

        "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 February 2020), Joseph Coffey, Assembly District 13, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-1141, sheet 13B, line 73, family 288, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2651.

  3. 1850 US Census
      • Page: Manhattan, ED 31-2137
      • Citation:

  4. obituaries
      • Page: Obit of Joseph Coffey, citing The Journal News on Apr. 27, 2011
      • Citation:

      • Page: Mary Kelly, d 6 Feb 2019
      • Citation:

  6. New York City Marriage Index, 1950-2017
      • Page: "MARY",,"COFFEY","THOMAS",,"KELLY","Manhattan",,22882,1,"1955"