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Obituary for William James Coit

William James Coit
William James Coit, 92, formerly of Gilford, NH. died February 28, 2018, at the NH Veteran’s Home, in Tilton, NH, after a period of declining health.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on July 19, 1925, he was the son of Thomas and Irene Coit.

William grew up in Arlington, MA, and attended Arlington High School. He resided for many years in the Boston and Arlington area, being raised by his maternal grandmother, Mary F. Coit. He moved to Derry, NH, and spent many years there before becoming a resident of Gilford in the early 1990’s.

William worked in the hospitality business most all his life owning and operating “Bill Coit’s Reservoir Club, in Cambridge, MA., and manager of various restaurants and country clubs, in Southern New Hampshire. He also operated his own taxi company, Curley’s Taxi Cab” in Derry, NH., until his retirement in the early 1990’s. He also spent a lot his time organizing the Bartender’s and Dining Room Employee’s Union Local #34, in Boston.

William was a World War II and Korea War US Navy veteran. He was a member and past President of the Derry VFW Post #9, in Derry, NH. and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

William was predeceased by his wife of forty-nine years, Martha B. (Bardulia) Coit, who died in October of 2004.

William is survived by his daughters, Donna M. Kendrick of Loveland, CO, Cheryl A. Meserve and her husband Brent of Holderness, NH, his son, Daniel X. Coit of Campton, NH, 7 grandchildren, Hollie Herrick, of Boston, MA, Edward Jones of Plymouth, NH, Elizabeth Vala of Ferrisburgh, VT, Jennifer Pickard and Kristina Coit, both of Plymouth, NH, William James Kizer of and Lindsay Kazer, both of Loveland, CO, 5 great grandchildren, Cortney Holmes of Boston, MA, Katelyn Pickard, Hannah Pickard, Ashley Pickard and Fenix Mitchell, all of Plymouth, NH.

A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Tuesday, Mar. 6th, at 11am. Spring burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, NH.
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