NEW MILFORD, N.J. – William (Bill) Coogan, of New Milford, died Monday, June 13. He was 98.
He was a resident of New Milford for 65 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army/Air Force veteran who served in the European Theater. He retired as a vice president of East River Savings Bank. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church for more than 65 years and served as a Eucharistic minister. He was a member of and Past Grand Knight of St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Council #3814 and was one of the three founding members of the St. Joseph’s Athletic Association in the 60s.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pat; children, Bill (Kim), Patti (Tom), Kathi (Jay), Tim (Kathy), Bob (Donna) and daughter-in-law Karen; grandchildren, Kevin (Melissa), Justine (Liz), Jamie (Gregg), Kerri (Brad), Jesse (Savannah), Shauna (Kevin), Meghan (Rob), Brandy (Chris), Sean (Meghan), Kellie (Nick), Brian, Jenna and Kayla; and great-grandchildren, Kiera, Connor, Mara, Kaden, Logan, Kalli, Cierra, Drew, Ali, Bria, Eleanor, Lucy, Jaxson, Brendan, Clara, Thomas, Harper, Hunter, Hadley, Dylan and Jack.
He was predeceased by his son, Brian Patrick.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the William G. Basralian Funeral Home, 559 Kinderkmack Road Oradell. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Oradell. Interment will follow at the Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local food bank.