On January 27, 2022 Harry Edward Coleman joined his wife Beatrice Ellen Coleman in the Kingdom of Heaven. He resided in Preston Connecticut in a home that welcomed everyone. He was 87. Harry was predeceased by his father Benjamin Coleman his mother Inez (Edgerton)Coleman and his three siblings Inez(Nina Coleman)Brockman, Sally(Coleman)Benette and Billy Arthur Coleman who died in the 1930s at the age of two. His beloved wife of fifty two years Beatrice passed December 28, 2020. He is survived by his children Kim(Coleman)Spaulding married to Steven, Kelly(Coleman)Ruffo married to Darren, Christine(Coleman)Page, David Coleman, his grandchildren Heidi Chappell, Adam Chappell married to Dalise, Ashley(Coleman)Christian married to Raymond III, Dustin Coleman son of Christine and Liam Coleman son of David. His great grandchildren, Gabby McClead daughter to Heidi and Raymond Christian IIII.
He and his wife were regular churchgoers at The Preston Congregational Church in their home town Preston Connecticut where they made many lasting friendships. Harry grew up in Mystic Connecticut. He was an artillery soldier in the United States Army National Guard and honorably discharged in 1962. He was one of the first volunteer fireman at the Poquetanuck Fire Department were he served as a life member holding the position of president in the 1980s. He was employed by Pfizer Inc. in 1959 and retired in 1993 as the South East Area Maintenance shop general foreman. He many stories of the great guys that he worked with over the years. While growing up in Mystic he always shared the childhood memories that would always put a smile on his face. He was an avid camper. He travelled with his wife after retirement to every state in the country. He was a member of the Good Sams club, Quinebaug Travelers as the president and his wife as treasurer. They continued to make lifetime lasting friendships. Harry Coleman was a man that his family, friends, coworkers, community and country could totally depend on. He was my dad, my best friend and he will be missed by everyone he knew. We all loved him more than words can say.
Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
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