Obituary of Arthur J. Coons Jr.

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Arthur J. Coons Jr. 88, of Great Barrington died peacefully Friday March 24 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born in Sheffield on November 8, 1928 son of Arthur J. Sr. and Bessie M. (Weidmer) Coons. He married Anita Daniels in 1949. In 1950 they bought a dairy farm in Great Barrington. Arthur was on two boards of directors, the Milk Promotion Association and AGRIMARK CMPA for twenty six years. Arthur and his wife loved to travel around the United States. They especially enjoyed Hawaii. He loved being with his family, saying “We worked together and played together”. Arthur is survived by his wife Anita E. (Daniels) Coons, his children, Molly and partner Tom, Vicki, Ellen, James and wife Beverly, George and wife Maureen, Robert and wife Vicki, Donna and husband Scott and Edward and partner Karen, his grandchildren, Chantel, Kathleen and husband Ed, Kelly and partner Matt, John, Nicholas and Daniel and wife Bailly and great grandson Jasper. Arthur was predeceased by infant daughter, Deborah Ann and brother William C. Coons.


Private graveside services were held in Sheffield Center Cemetery. There were no calling hours. Condolences may be made through

4 Responses to  Obituary of Arthur J. Coons Jr.

  1. Dear Anita:
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Know that I’m thinking of you.
    Take care,

  2. My condolences go out to the Coon Family on the passing of Art. You all are in my Thoughts and Prayers.

  3. Sorry to hear about your dad, George. My condolences to your family… I’ll let Tony know..

  4. My deepest condolences to all of Mr Coons family, especially George & Maureen, and Bobby & Vicki. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.

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