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Shirley L. Coffay (Jacoby)

November 1, 1935 - December 3, 2020

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc


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Shirley L. Coffay, 85 of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday morning, December 3, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Grace Jacoby.

Shirley was a graduate of the West Wyoming School District and was employed as a nurse’s aide at Valley Crest until her retirement. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 302 Women’s Auxiliary, and Blessed Sacrament Church, Miners Mills, until its closure and merger.

Shirley was a strong mined person and the rock of our family. She is at peace and out of pain now. Her New Life begins with all of her family in heaven. She will always be in our hearts. We Love You!

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William J. Coffay, Sr. on September 25, 2004, her son William Coffay, Jr. in 2009, daughter Carolyn Hotchkiss in 2011, and grandsons Michael, Matthew, and Anthony Yanchulis, and Bernard John Ridilla, III.

Surviving are her children, Deborah Goodrich and her husband Edward, Tunkhannock, Patricia Unvarsky and her husband Tom, Sr., Wilkes-Barre, and Timothy Coffay and his wife Flo, Hughestown, 14 grandchildren, Melissa and her husband Christopher Scharff, Michelle and her husband Ken Algure, Annette Goodrich, Bernard Ridilla IV and his wife Carla, Tom Unvarsky, Jr., and his wife Stacey, Joseph Unvarsky, Clarissa and her husband Mike Mock, Gino Coffay, Kristy Hotchkiss, Brian Hotchkiss, Corey Boltz, Marissa Zielinski, Danielle and her husband Mike Collis, 32 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Shirley’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Bayada Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Shirley.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601 in Shirley’s memory.


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Fax 570-829-6699


20 South Main St.
Plains, PA 18705

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