In loving memory of

John T. Coia, Sr.
January 22, 1929 - November 14, 2021

John T. Coia, Sr.

January 22, 1929 - November 14, 2021. It is with sadness in our hearts. Heaven has gained another Angel. John has gone home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2021, at the age of 92.

John was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Yolanda "Vi" Coia; parents, Concetta & Anthony Coia; brothers, Andrew & Mario.

John is survived by his loving children, Donna (James) Capozzoli, John (Jeannette) Coia, Gary (Kim) Coia and Kim (Steve) Stein. He is also survived by grandchildren; Michael, Jimmy, Mark & Chris Capozzoli, Victoria Gingello, Stephen & Rachel Coia, Eric Riter, Jacob Stein, great grandson Giovanni; sister & brother, Angela Salerno, Anthony (Rosene) Coia; sister-in-law, Patricia (Robert) Barkin, as well as many nieces, nephews & friends. John is also survived by very special friends, Salvatore Tripi and Beverly Cooper.

We would like to give a special thank you to Jennifer LaFountain & Kristin LaBrie and his many friends from the Baywinde Senior Living Community.

John's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 21st at 10:00 am at St. Kateri at Christ King Church, 445 Kings Highway South, Rochester, NY 14617. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery following the mass.

Masks are requested to be worn at church. In lieu of flowers, please consider to Tunnels 2 Towers or Wounded Warriors in his memory.


Sally and Rick Horncastle wrote on Nov 26, 2021:

"Our deepest condolences to the Coia family . Sally and Rick Horncastle "

Anthony&Rossene Coia wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Dear John, Your brother Anthony & I feel blessed to have shared many wonderful memories with u & your Vi . We to this day still tell the story about your showing us how to make homemade cannoli shells from scratch with the wooden dowels. U taught us how the dough had to be wrapped and fried perfectly, and would not settle for anything less. Then Vi shared her wonderful custard filling with us. We made 300 cannoli shells that day & We will always remember the wonderful smile on your face, especially when we complimented u on your baking., or asked for advice. Love & hugs, always, Rossene & Anthony"

ROB & DARLENE LETKY wrote on Nov 21, 2021:


Donna Marie wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Dad, I Love You & miss you so much. My life will never be the same without you?no daily chats, no weekly visits where we solved all the world?s problems.. I am the woman I am today because of You & Mom. You taught us love, respect, responsibility. I am forever grateful to you and will hold all of your love and memories so close to my heart with Mom?s. You are happy now with Mom where you?ve wanted to be .Please give Mom an extra hug & kiss from me. I know you both will be looking down on us with love. Until we meet again my sweet ?Pops?"

Don Ferrara wrote on Nov 20, 2021:

"Uncle John, You have been a large part of my life for as long as I can remember. I'll miss the weekly phone calls & our visits. I know you were greeted by Our Lord as well as friends, family & are Aunt Vi's side once again. Thank you for your constant guidance and unconditional love. I will miss you..RIP...???"

Kathy Salerno wrote on Nov 20, 2021:

"Uncle John, you were such a kind and caring man! Always thought of others! You had such a big heart! I am truly going to miss our visits and all your kindness! Love you Uncle John RIP ??????"

John Jr. wrote on Nov 20, 2021:

"Dad, I love you and miss you so much. You were my best friend. I will cherish all the time we spent together and never forget your giving heart. Give mom a hug and kiss for me. You and mom will forever be in my heart and will be with me every day. Saturdays will never be the same. I love you both. See you both some Saturday down the road! Johnny ??"