David William Coleman, 78, of Newington, husband of Cora Sheffield Coleman, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late William and Mamie (Graig) Coleman.
David lived in Middletown and Portland all of his life. He was a member of Cross Street A.M.E. Zion Church and a member of the George W. Crawford Lodge #21 Masonic Temple. He worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Manufacturing. David was a good handyman and he loved to fish.
Along with his wife, David is survived by a son, Bill Coleman of Newington; a daughter, Cheryl Freeman of Newington; two sisters, Judith Washington and Ella Kate (Richey); special cousins, Liz Davis and Barbara Miller; seven grandchildren, Janae George, Nashayla Coleman, David Coleman, Austin Coleman, Michaela Diorio, Shante Mack and Jenna Mack; seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Riddick.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7 at 1:00 pm at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in the State Veterans’ Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. Family and friends may call on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm before the service. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.