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Ramona Gale Coakley

June 13, 1938 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Ramona Gale Coakley, 85, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on January 26, 2024, in Alexandria.

Mona was born in Ava, Illinois to Charles and Estella Gale on June 13, 1938. She married William Coakley (Bill) on August 10, 1957, in Alexandria, VA.

She came to Washington, DC in 1956 to work for the FBI. It was there she met Bill, her husband of 66 years. After raising their six children she began working as a teacher’s aide at Trinity MOPS in Alexandria. Later she became a beloved pre-K teacher at Washington Street Preschool in Old Town Alexandria.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s ball games, dance recitals, and plays. She also enjoyed weekend trips, and Saturday shopping and lunch outings with her girls (even better if it included a milkshake).

Mona is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Estella Gale, her brothers, Adrian Gale, Dennis Gale, Leon Gale, and Paul Gale and her sister Catherine Todd. 

Mona is survived by Bill her husband, her children Michael Coakley (Rosemary), Diane Engebritson (David), Catherine Perry (Jeff), Kristen Coakley, William Coakley (Renee), and Anne Mozucha (Steven), her sister Florence Akers and grandchildren Paul Coakley, Christina Coakley, Eric Engebritson, Amanda Engebritson, Andrew Perry, Christopher Coakley, Jacob Coakley, Madilyn Mozucha, Jack Mozucha, and her two great-grandchildren Vivienne Innocenti and Benjamin Innocenti, and many extended family members including her brother-in-law Dan Coakley (Debbie), nieces and nephews, and especially the families of her daughters-in-law and sons- in-law. She loved you all so much!

Pallbearers will be her grandsons Paul, Eric, Andrew, Christopher, Jacob, and Jack.

Her granddaughters Christina, Amanda, and Maddy will be participating in the readings during the funeral service.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to everyone that helped make the last few weeks easier. We would especially like to thank Capital Care Hospice. They were wonderful!

Visitation will be from 3pm-7pm, Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:30am, Friday, February 9, 2024, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with The Reverend Mark Moretti, officiating. A burial will follow at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home.

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February 8, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Funeral Mass
February 9, 2024

10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8710 Mt. Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

Interment to Follow

Ivy Hill Cemetery
2823 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302


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