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Rosalie M. (Palmer) Coffin

October 28, 1932 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 86)

Rosalie M. (Palmer) Coffin, 86, beloved wife of the late Clifton C. Coffin passed away at Hartford Hospital on Monday, December 3, 2018. She was born on October 28, 1932 in Manchester, one of three children of the late Charles and Hazel (Shaw) Palmer. Rosalie was raised in Glastonbury, attended local schools and was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1950.

She had been a resident of Manchester for over 60 years and was a longtime member of South United Methodist Church. In her younger years she enjoyed playing golf and she was an avid dancer. Rosalie is survived by her three sons; Charles Coffin of Vernon, Craig Coffin of Manchester with whom she made her home and Cary Coffin also of Manchester, her grandson Cory Coffin of Vernon, two nieces; Joanne Dorman and her husband Howard of South Windsor and Pamela Desmarais and her husband William of Tolland and their families. In addition to her husband and parents Rosalie was predeceased by her grandson Cyle Coffin, her brother Royce Palmer and her sister Olive Hobby.

Calling hours will be held at Manchester Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. in Manchester on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00 am at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Buckingham Cemetery, Glastonbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the South United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1226 Main St. Manchester, CT 06040 or to Hartford Hospital, attn; Fund Development, 80 Seymour St. PO Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102. To leave an online condolence please visit

Donations may be made to:

South United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
1226 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Tel: 1-860-647-9140

Hartford Hospital: Attn: Fund Development
80 Seymour Street, P. O. Box 5037, Hartford CT 06102
Tel: 1-860-545-5000

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