James Thomas Coffey Jr.

Oct. 24, 1930 – Jan. 13, 2022

James Thomas Coffey Jr., 91, Fishers, formerly of Great Barrington, Mass., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1930 to James and Louise (Salle) Coffey in Winsted, Conn.

He graduated from Morse College in 1951. He married Theresa Gladys Zuchowski in 1954. They moved to Great Barrington in the beautiful Berkshires and had four children. He worked as an accountant at Ward’s Nursery and retired from the Town of Great Barrington as Town Clerk and Treasurer. They moved to Fishers, Ind. in 2003. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Award, and was a member of the Berkshire County Retirement Board. He also received the Pius X Award for his involvement with Religious Education. He was active in the Sally Burton Food Pantry that fed the less fortunate of Hamilton County, Ind. He was also involved with St. Anne’s Group at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers.

He was an avid lifetime Notre Dame fan and an usher at Notre Dame stadium for 12 years. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, playing cards and socializing. He did not know a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Theresa Coffey; children, Thomas Coffey (Pat) of Indianapolis, Kevin Coffey (Joni) of Fredonia, Pa., John “Jack” Coffey (Kathy Mele) of Pittsfield, Mass., and Carol (Steve) Werling of Fishers; eight grandchildren, Anne, Michael, Patrick, Dustin, Grace, Andrew, Alaina and Peter; two great-grandchildren; cousin, Mary Jane Keiller; and his brother-in-law, John Vaccari.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marion Vaccari.

A funeral mass is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 11441 Hague Road in Fishers, Ind. Burial will be at a later date in Great Barrington, Mass. The mass will be streamed live, and the link may be found at:

Memorial contributions may be made to Sally Burton Food Pantry, c/o St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 11441 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038.