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James V. Coleman


James V. Coleman, 73, of 752 Gotham Street in Watertown passed on July 15, 2014 at his home. A prayer service will be held at 9:30AM on Wednesday, July 23 at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home in Watertown. A 10:00AM funeral mass will follow at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 5:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, July 22 at the funeral home.

Son of Daniel and Margaret (Carlin) Coleman, James was born on October 21, 1940, in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1959. Having started work in high school, Mr. Coleman was employed at the A&P grocery until he entered the US Air Force on July 27, 1960. He was honorably discharged on February 14, 1964. Following his military service, Mr. Coleman apprenticed as a mason and attained journeyman status, working in the trade for 18 years. In 1982 he began work at Watertown Correctional Facility as a Plant Utilities Engineer and continued there until his retirement in 2011.

In his free time, Mr. Coleman enjoyed reading and watching sports. He was an avid supporter of the New England Patriots and Syracuse Orange.

Among his survivors are a daughter Kelly A. Coleman in Roseville, CA from his marriage to Ann (Souva) Coleman, a daughter Kathleen Coleman Burgos in Long Beach, CA and a son, James V. Coleman in Lebanon, NH from his marriage to Phyllis (Wilson) Coleman; two brothers and their wives, Michael and Ginger Coleman in Harlem, GA, Patrick and Dorothy Coleman in Watertown; two sisters and their husbands, Mary Jane and Bob Deline in Ormond Beach, FL, Corky and Bob Taylor of Adams Center; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Brothers Daniel, Paul and Joseph Coleman passed before him, along with sisters Margaret Peckham, Rita Deline, and Carolyn Pratt.

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