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Francis R. Coyle, Sr.

May 29, 1941 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Francis “Frank” Reed Anthony Coyle, Sr., 80, of Orange, beloved husband of Barbara Pfnausch Coyle, passed away on May 8, 2022. Born on May 29, 1941 in New Haven, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Coyle.  

Frank had a long successful career at SNET retiring in 2000 as a Purchasing Manager. Upon his retirement, he was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Contract Standard Board in Hartford. He also enjoyed being employed at Namco Pools in Orange where he was recognized as one of the top salesmen in New England. Frank served his community in a multitude of ways. He was a proud, active fireman at the Orange Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years and served on the Building Committee for Amity High School.  

Frank was known to everyone as a dedicated, hardworking family man who loved to challenge himself with different projects whether they be his own or someone else’s. He enjoyed spending time in his garden, growing vegetables and assisting Barbara with her flowers as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Along with his wife, Frank leaves behind his children, Susan (Dennis) Marsh, Christine (Andrew Seibert) Coyle, Edward (Katie) Coyle, and Francis Coyle, Jr.; grandchildren, Emma, Nathan, and Eliza Marsh, and Odessa and Hartford Coyle; sister, Ellen Coyle; as well as a niece, nephews, and many extended family and friends.

Family and friends may gather on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. that day at the Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road, Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Volunteer Fire Association, P.O. box 878, Orange, CT 06477.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 12, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cody-White Funeral Home
107 N. Broad Street
Milford, CT 06460

Mass of Christian Burial
May 12, 2022

12:00 PM
Holy Infant Church
450 Race Brook Road
Orange, CT 06477

Interment following funeral service
May 12, 2022

Orange Center Cemetery

Orange, CT 06477


Orange Volunteer Fire Association
P.O. Box 878, Orange CT 06477

Please make check payable to:
Orange Volunteer Fire Association


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