Florence Elizabeth Coss

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Florence Elizabeth Coss, age 87 died December 26 at her home in Vienna, Virginia, comforted by loving family members. Mrs. Coss was the beloved spouse of Francis Kennedy Coss, Col. USMC (dec.), who went ahead to prepare her home; and mother of Patrice Coss, Michael and wife Pat Coss, Sharon Newman, Elaine and husband Dennis Stoudt, Judith Coss, Lisa Coss, David Coss, Pamela and husband Brendan Nedzi; as well as 16 dear grandchildren and 17 great-grand children. The daughter of the late David and Catherine Sheehan, she is also survived by her much-loved sister Dorothy Engel of New Jersey, as well as several fine nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Coss was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church for 30 years and also contributed to many charities. A great nature and animal lover, Mrs. Coss will be missed by her Marine dog, Lady, and her family and friends who say, "Semper Fi."

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd. Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all — May the light of God’s love show you the way through this difficult time. “For You are my lamp O Lord; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness”. II Samuel 22:29 (Son & daughter-in-law to Dennis Sheehan)

  2. Dear Patrice, I was greatly saddened to hear you had lost your mom. I can only imagine how heartbroken you are. Someone once said that a person is never really gone as long as someone remembers her. I’m sure your mom will be around a very long time in all your happy memories of her. My deepest sympathies. Linda Schwartz, Your PHC Sister

  3. Dear Elaine and Coss family, I am very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady and I know she will be missed alot.Take care and know that she is in God’s hands and enjoying the dance with your Dad.

  4. To Elizabeth’s family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s not easy to find the right words, but we hope you will be comforted by the promise Jesus made at John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” May God’s peace strengthen you at this time.

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