James W. Coleman

unknown - August 24, 2012

James W. Coleman, 79, of Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA, and formerly of Manchester, NH, died Friday, Aug. 24, 3012, at his residence after a short illness. He was the husband of Beverly Ann (Jones) Coleman.
He was born in Auburn on July 5, 1933, the son of the late James and Mary (Stine) Coleman and had resided in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire before moving to Peabody five years ago.
James entered the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War prior to his discharge.
He then entered the finance industry working first at Household Finance Corp in New York and Connecticut. He later moved to Manchester , NH, and became president of the Merchants National Bank for many years. He later was a vice president of the Smith Barney Corp in NH prior to his retirement 14 years ago.
Surviving him besides his wife are a son, James W. Coleman III, of Rochester, MA, his three brothers, Paul Coleman of Skaneateles, Ronald Coleman of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Francis Coleman of Ponchatoula, LA, his two sisters, Ellen Brown and Theresa Keimek both of Skaneateles, three grandchildren, Alexandra Coleman and John Coleman both of Portsmouth, NH and James William Coleman of Rochester, MA and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the Brooksby Village Chapel, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the United Way , 248 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915 or to the Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038 in his memory. Arranging with the family is the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home of Peabody. Please sign the guest book at legacy.com.


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