Father Brian Coffey, a native of Beaufort, Co. Kerry and the highly respected chaplain of the Kerrymen's P& B Association of New York, passed away on Sunday, October 22 in Hartsdale, New York. He was 72 years old and was found dead in his room apparently from a heart attack.
“His work with us was heroic. He was totally involved,” said Maurice Brick of the Kerrymen’s Association.
“He had a lead roll in the annual Kerry golf tournament, which has raised well over $100,000 since its inception. The money's especially benefit missionary charities worldwide. He was an inspiration by example.
“He was a holy man. Loved being a priest and doing for others. Never selfish with his time.”
Coffey was brought to Ireland for burial.