Marcella “Marty” Coan
Hyde Park-Marcella “Marty” Coan, 63, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans after a lengthy illness. She was born March 19, 1952 in Morrisville, the daughter of Howard Simon Coan and Evelyn Tillotson Coan. She was a 1970 graduate of Peoples Academy and a 1974 graduate of Johnson State College. She later attained her Master’s Degree.
Marty worked as a teacher focusing on special education and continued in the field of children and adult social services. She was a dedicated caregiver, mentor and educator. Marty lived and worked in the Burlington area for many years before returning to Lamoille County. She enjoyed cross stitch, painting, photography, books and loved all animals providing through the years many dogs, cats and birds the comfort of home and companionship.
She is survived by her boyfriend, Walter Rivers of Hyde Park; her siblings, Judith Douglass of Hyde Park; Howard “Bud” Coan, Jr. and wife, Mindy of Morrisville; and Scott Coan and wife, Donna of Eden and also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews and nieces and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Linda Douglass.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St, Morrisville. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 7 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Committal services will be Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or by mail to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or by donating to one’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made by visiting faithfh.net.