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41590 Fenwick Street
P.O. Box 270
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-8500
Fax: (301) 475-8909
James  Coffren

James Edwin "Eddie" Coffren

Friday, January 6th, 1928 - Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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James Edwin Coffren (Eddie), 90, of Avenue, MD passed away on December 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born at home in District of Columbia on January 6, 1928, he was the son of the late Maude Elizabeth Coffren and Walter LaVerne Coffren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara Naomi Coffren whom he married in Christ Church, Clinton, MD on Sunday, October 19, 1947, and whom passed away on June 1, 2018. He is survived by his children; Bruce Lee Coffren of Avenue, MD, Karen Virginia Coffren of Avenue, MD, and Keith Alan Coffren (Shelly) of Waldorf, MD. Six grandchildren Nicholas Coffren (Lauren), Branden Coffren, Chelsea Coffren, Matthew Coffren, Lauren Coffren Tomko and Shannon Coffren. 2 great-grandchildren; Alexander James Bailey and Noah Edward Coffren. Eddie was preceded in death by his son James Gregory Coffren, brother’s Walter LaVerne Coffren (Tiny), Norman Wallace Coffren and his sister Audrey Lucille Corbin.

Eddie graduated from District Heights School in 1944. He entered service on April 3, 1946 in the United States Army and was honorably discharged on October 2, 1947. He was a resident of Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties, MD. Eddie worked as an auto body repairman for Ourisman Chevrolet, Manhattan Auto, and Curtis Chevrolet until he retired in 1993. He also was part owner of Dry-Cleaning Store with his wife Barbara for 3 years. He enjoyed fishing, working in his vegetable garden and painting, his favorite country singer was Patsy Cline. Eddie was also a member of the American Legion Post 221.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father John Ball officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Nick Coffren, Branden Coffren, Matthew Coffren, Shane Blankenship, Frank Bottalico, III and Ben Norton.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 17th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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    American Legion Prayers recited at 7:00 PM
  • Service

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 10:00am
    Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
    41590 Fenwick Street
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    Father John Ball
  • Interment

    Charles Memorial Gardens
    26325 Point Lookout Road
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The Grankids

Posted at 07:09am
Pappy, thank you for all of the loving memories. You will always be in our heart. We love you and miss you.
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Posted at 11:42am
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Posted at 08:31am
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Joleen and Frankie

Posted at 05:14pm
Words cannot say how you all are feeling with the heartbreak. We loved your dad and mom so much, they were always so kind to our family. Sweet loves are now together. Love, Joleen and Frankie

Mike And Lynn Coffren

Posted at 12:57pm
Dear Bruce, Karen and Keith i am so sorry for your loss and it's a huge loss for the whole Coffren Family.. Uncle Eddie and Aunt Barbara are united again. We will forever miss you Uncle Eddie.. Say hello to Aunt Barbara for us please..In our hearts always.. Mike & Lynn

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