Letitia Jeffers Cossette

April 2, 2015


Letitia Jeffers Cossette

VIRGINIA BEACH- Letitia Jeffers “Tish” Cossette, 96, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

She was predeceased by her husband Edgar J. Cossette, Jr. Tish was born in Hartford, CT. to the late Frederick L. Jeffers and Marjory W. Jeffers on April 17, 1918. She was a graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford and Edgewood Park Junior College in Briarcliff Manor, NY. She was a past Regent of the Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter of the DAR, past Treasurer of the CT. State DAR and served on several local and state committees. A loyal 65 year member of the DAR, an active golfer for over 75 years with memberships at Avon Country Club, Avon, CT. and St. Petersburg CC in St. Petersburg, FL. A “very competitive golfer” winning numerous awards and championships to include a Golf Championship in FL. at age 88. “A mentor” to many young golfers.

She is survived by two sons, Barry J. Cossette and his wife Marisela of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. and Joel W. Cossette and his wife Barbara of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister, Sarah J. Buell of Naugatuck, CT; niece, Marjory Edmonds; two nephews, Jeff and Richard Buell and their related families; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:00am at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Regent Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter DAR 1506 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT. 06032

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Douglas W. Clark
8 years ago

Joel & Barry, The Cossette’s, primarily Joel I think, provided great hand-me-downs for me and were well appreciated by my Mom, Lucy, especially. I recall really enjoying Tish’s visits to Mtn. View Dr. when I came home from school and went to Penwood several times after the move from Hickory Lane. Simply – Mrs. Cossette was just a great person. Even as a boy, I liked her and when she brought Spike with her!. Didn’t know Edgar Mr. Cossette, but think my Dad E. Leonard did. Know that sister Sarah & I will never forget and that Tish is in our thoughts …. Doug Clark

Suzanne Pews
8 years ago

Loved her. Tough lady but taught me many of the rules. Good ol days at SPCC Lakeland !

Anne Savo, Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter
8 years ago

On behalf of the Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter, we are very sorry for your loss.

Adelaide Sullivan & family
8 years ago

Sincere condolences from Adelaide, Pat and Kate. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers today.

Lois weinberger Guinan-Romaniello
8 years ago

Will always remember helping your Mother move to Penwood, driving the convertible & catching frogs for dinner! She was so nice to me. Hoping her passing was peaceful. Sorry for you loss Joel.