Joy Whiting (Searle) Coolidge, 88, of Cromwell, beloved wife of Rev. Ted Coolidge, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Allan (Ayers) Searle.
Joy lived in Cromwell for the past eleven years. She was a member of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Middletown where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Joy was a self-employed artist and a teacher in the local school systems. She was a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Calligraphers Guild of New Haven. She enjoyed teaching, selling and exhibiting her art. Joy had a great sense of humor, discipline, creativity, attention to detail and a concern for excellence.
Along with her husband, Joy is survived by two sons, John Coolidge and his wife, Maureen of Newburyport, MA and Peter Coolidge and his wife Sharon of East Longmeadow, MA; two daughters, Karen Cornelio and her husband, Robert of East Hampton and Joan Coolidge and Kurt Flesher of Cincinnati, OH; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Richard A. Searle.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 am at Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main Street, Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Rosedale Cemetery in Manchester, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joy’s memory may be made to the Covenant Village Benevolent Care Fund, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 or Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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