Barbara Eileen Coffey, 68, of Bristol, recently passed away.
She was born in Bristol on Sept. 24, 1949, to John J. and Anna V. Coffey. Barbara graduated from Bristol Central High School and went on to receive a business degree from Briarwood College.
Barbara took pride in working as a Property Manager in Orlando, Fla. for many years, and worked for Arrow Electronics in Ft. Lauderdale. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2, Bristol and the Bristol Senior Center.
She cherished her family and friends and was a huge animal lover.
Barbara is survived by her sister Carolyn Rossi/Coffey of Bristol; brothers, Thomas and wife, Marilyn, of Longs, S.C., Robert and wife, Darlene, of Bristol and William (Barry) of Bristol; several nieces and nephews, including Brian Coffey of Bristol, Dina Annino of Middletown, John Rossi of Newbury Port, Mass., Nicole Elliot of Burlington, and John and Barry Coffey of Florida; and countless friends.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents; brothers, John and Daniel Coffey; her nephew, Tommy Rossi; and niece, Raelyn Coffey.
Barbara had a wonderful free spirit, zest for life, great sense of humor, ability to light up a room, love of cooking, and many other talents that will be celebrated at a service on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Forestville, CT, followed by a reception at the American Legion Hall at 22 Hooker Court, Bristol. The burial will be at the family’s discretion at St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Animal Rescue Foundation, 366 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786.