Helen J. Coffey

Coffey PhotoHelen J. Coffey, 81, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born to the late John and Jennie Slomba, September 23, 1932, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing. She married Dr. Richard J. Coffey of Townsend, Massachusetts in 1955. She taught at St. Catherine Laboure School of Nursing, and later became Director of Nursing at the Greenery Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Hyannis. Helen was an active member and Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of the Cape Catholic Church in Brewster. A life-long resident of East Dennis, Massachusetts, after her retirement Helen moved to Houston, Texas, the home of her two youngest daughters. The joy of her life was cooking and spending time with family, especially her many grandchildren. She is survived by her four daughters, two sons, and twenty grandchildren. A memorial service is being held in Houston. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to the American Diabetic Association.


  1. Dear Coffey Family: We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Leonard worked with your mother at the Greenery. Ironically our son moved to Houston two years ago. He is a podiatrist, who did a fellowship year in diabetic wound care and limb salvage at the University of Arizona. He now serves nursing homes in central Texas and Massachusetts. We remember your mother fondly whenever we make any of the recipes that she so generously shared with us years ago–the hash brown casserole, a mint chocolate cake, and a decadent, delicious mocha chocolate cake, which everyone just loves! –Len and Pat Fisher

    Pat Fisher
    • Thank you so kindly

      K Cofey

Leave Your Condolences

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. Basic HTML code is allowed.