April 23 • 12:16 PM

Gene Coscarelli

Gene Coscarelli

Died: Saturday, July 28, 2007
Age: 83
Gene Coscarelli, 83 of Attica, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Genesys Hospice in Goodrich, Michigan.

Eugene Peter Coscarelli was born on June 23, 1924 in Imlay City. He was the son of Serafino and Vincenza (Bonafiglio) Coscarelli. He spent most of his life in Imlay City and Attica. He was a graduate of the Imlay City High School Class of 1942. Gene serviced his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Gene attended the University of Notre Dame.

Gene married Marian Frances Barclay on February 6, 1947 in Imlay City. Marian passed away on November 1, 2003.

He was owner and operator of Coscarelli’s Party Store in Imlay City from 1946 to 1977. He was President and sat on the Board of Directors of Imlay City State Bank, Security Bank of Imlay City and Security Bank Northeast (1978 until the mid-1990’s).

Gene took interest in his community and was a very active member of the community. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City and St. Cornelius Catholic Chuch in Dryden and was a Parish Council member. Gene was Imlay City’s Favorite Toast Master. He was a Past President of Imlay City Rotary, where he had perfect attendance for 56 years with the Rotary. Gene was also a member of Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace, American Legion, V.F.W., the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce and a former Imlay City School Board member. In 1982 he was Citizen of the Year in Imlay City.

Gene is survived by his children: Cathy (Dennis) Nolan of South Bend IN, Louise (John) Topie of Dryden, Paul (Cynthia) Coscarelli of Colorado, Nancy Coscarelli (Gary Tietz) of Attica, Gail Coscarelli (Dana Dick) of Attica; thirteen grandchildren: Sean (Jenny) Nolan, Elizabeth (Steve) Appleton, Michael (Anne) Nolan, Celin (Marcia) Nolan, Thomas (Heather) Nolan, Brian Nolan, Mary Nolan, Joseph Nolan, Nathan (Jennifer) Topie, Matthew (Tiffany) Topie, Ann Topie, Alexis Coscarelli, Angelina Coscarelli; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; Midge Coscarelli of Chicago and Marilyn Barclay of Lapeer.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife Marian Coscarelli (2003); a brother Arthur Coscarelli (July 26, 2007), sisters Evelyne Bertin and Pauline Dombrausky.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. Father Wayne Ureel officiated with burial at Imlay Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Imlay City Rotary Club, Genesys Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A veterans salute was held Sunday evening and a rosary service was held Monday evening at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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