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Eileen T. (Coffey) D'Alessandro
October 16, 2023
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Eileen T. D'Alessandro (Coffey), of Canton, formerly of Dedham and Newton, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2023, in Canton, MA. She was born and raised in Newton, MA, and was a beloved figure in the community, known for her funny, selfless, and loving nature.
Eileen graduated from Newton High School and began her professional journey at Newton City Hall, where she served as a Secretary for many years. Her dedication to public service was evident in the meticulous care she took in her work. Later in life, she brought her administrative skills to Canton Family Medical Associates, where she continued to contribute to her community.
Eileen was not only a hard worker but also a dedicated volunteer. She was actively involved in the Chernobyl Children’s Project for many years, hosting several children who were in the United States for medical treatment. Her empathy and commitment to this cause touched countless lives and made a lasting impact.
Family was at the heart of Eileen's life. She was the beloved wife of Nicholas D’Alessandro and the proud mother of Michael D’Alessandro and his wife Jean of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Buckman and her husband Paul of Attleboro, Mark D’Alessandro and his husband Kleber of Roslindale, and Lynne Cammarata and her partner Mark Nicholson of Stoughton. Eileen was also the cherished sister of Edward Coffey of Walpole. She was also predeceased by her siblings John, Frances, James, Bernard and Dorothy.
Eileen's love extended to her grandchildren: Nicholas Buckman, Patrick Buckman, Lauren (Buckman) Massey, Anna D’Alessandro, Cross Cammarata, and the late Andrew D’Alessandro. She was also a great-grandmother to Rylee, Owen, Bailey, Alexandra and Henry. Her love for her family was boundless, and she took great joy in their achievements and happiness.
Living in Canton since 1984, Eileen raised her family in Dedham, creating a warm and welcoming home. She and her husband Nicholas relished the time they spent in Venice, FL during the winter and Sagamore Beach in the summer. Eileen's sense of humor and ability to prioritize the needs of others made her an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Eileen made a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her legacy of love, selflessness, and laughter will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Funeral Mass at St. Oscar Romero Church, Canton Monday morning at 11:00. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Monday morning prior to the mass from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Interment Fairview Cemetery.