John Coene Obituary

John  Coene
John Coene

December 12, 1955 - October 15, 2017
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



John Coene

61, passed away October 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by family and friends.

John was born and raised in Somerville and most recently resided in Bridgewater.
Throughout his life he exhibited a wide range of talents and interests. For many years he was the owner/operator of an excavating company. For the past twenty plus years he was self-employed as a professional American Sign Language interpreter for the deaf. John had a passion for motorcycles and vintage vehicles. His greatest joy was riding motorcycles. He loved spending time with friends and family where his quick wit and wry sense of humor came to life. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his companion Angie Doremus, a son John H. Coene, two brothers Henri and wife Sherrie and Charles and companion Jane, a nephew Jordan, nieces Machion and Jessica, great nieces and nephew Alyssa and Murron and Dylan.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday October 21, 2017 for friends and family from 5 to 9pm at the Bradley Gardens American Legion, 77 Old York Rd, Bridgewater. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Cremation was private.

Donations can be made to the The Quaid R. Mobus Foundation, 50 Division St., Suite 50 Somerville, NJ 08876. To send condolences to the family, please visit




Celebration of Life
77 Old York Road
Bridgewater , New Jersey USA 08807
Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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