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Edward " Eddie" J. Cohan Jr.

October 22, 1936 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Edward Cohan Jr. Obituary

Edward "Eddie" Cohan passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital on January 22, 2024.

Eddie was born October 22, 1936, in New York City, to the late Bernice and Edward Cohan Sr. He lived with his family in New Rochelle, New York and later moved to Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and then Ridgefield and Danbury, Connecticut. He was a proud United States Marine having served overseas in the 1950s and was a dedicated New York Yankees fan.

On January 16, 1960, Eddie married his soulmate, the late Marie Durkin Cohan. A dedicated and generous husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, father-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, and friend, he gave of himself tirelessly with love, honesty, and compassion. 

Eddie is survived by his six living children: Jeanne (Kevin) Clune, Mary Ellen (Chris) Alberti, Colleen Cohan, Micci Cohan, Caroline (Stephan) Bernstein and Brian (Kristen) Cohan along with his cherished grandchildren; Meaghan and Tara Clune, Christopher, Sean, Colleen, Bridget, and Mary Alberti, Tucker Birbilis, Carina Bernstein, and Adelyn and Connor Cohan as well as his great-grandchildren; Louie June Alberti and William Francis Frascella IV. Eddie is also survived by his brother Peter Clement Cohan, and his sister-in-law Catherine Durkin Birns. Eddie was preceded in death by his son, Edward Joseph Cohan, III.  

Family and friends will be received on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church; 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield. Interment will take place privately.

Contributions in Eddie's memory may be made to the Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center - 113 Saint Nicholas Avenue, 2nd Floor - Room 201; New York, NY 10032, or online at




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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kane Funeral Home
25 Catoonah Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Funeral Mass
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
520 Ridgebury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877


Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
1130 Saint Nicholas Avenue - 2nd Floor Room 201, New York NY 10032


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