Mr. Raymond F. Coyne, 53, of Herkimer, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 with his loving family by his side.
Raymond was born in Utica, on July 30, 1965, the son of Sharon (Gossin) Coyne Smith and the late, Charles F. Coyne, Sr. He was raised in Utica, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and attended MVCC. For many years, Ray was a chef for various restaurants in Herkimer and the surrounding area. He enjoyed music, playing the drums, cooking and was a huge NY Yankees and San Francisco 49ers fan. He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Coyne is survived by two daughters, Nicole Sheridan of VA and Kaleigh Coyne of Frankfort; his devoted mother, Sharon Smith, of New Hartford; 5 grandchildren, Gianna, Julianna, Lilyanna, Joshua and Arianna; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Steve Coyne of Herkimer and Brian and Adriana Coyne of Westmoreland; three nieces, Samantha, Chelsea and Sabrina and a nephew, Matthew. He was predeceased by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents and a brother, Charles Coyne, Jr., in 2001.
Mr. Coyne’s funeral will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica and 11:00 at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, 422 Tilden Ave., Utica where his Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. His Rite of Committal and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Utica. Calling hours for family and friends are Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Those wishing to make a donation in Ray’s memory, please consider Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413 or Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St., Utica NY 13501. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mr. Coyne’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the doctor’s at Bassett Health Care in Cooperstown, especially, Dr. A. Patel, Dr. L. Oceguera and Dr. Carol Beechy for the wonderful care and compassion you provided to Ray.