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Herman Austin Coleman

April 11, 1948 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 71)


Springfield – Herman Austin Coleman died at home on October 18, 2019. He was born in Hudson NY on April 11, 1948 to the late Herman H. and Virginia (Barksdale) Coleman. At 18 years old, Herman bravely entered the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He earned a 1st Class Missleman Badge and Air Defense Medal. He worked many jobs, including as a roofer for Adam Quenneville Roofing inc. in South Hadley, MA. He will be missed by his 2 sons Anthony Coleman of West Hartford CT and Darius Andrews of Springfield, his 3 daughters Tanya Coleman of Hartford CT, Soncia Coleman of Washington DC and Sheavahn Coleman of Springfield. Herman was one of eleven, predeceased by 3 brothers George, Charles and Dennis Coleman and a sister Christine Coleman. He will be missed dearly by his 2 brothers Garfield Coleman of Hartford CT, and Virgil Coleman of Glastonbury CT; 4 sisters Terry Goodman of Hartford CT, Arnell Coleman of Columbus OH, Elizabeth Reynolds of Hartford CT and Sherril Coleman of Hartford CT; 10 grandchildren Anthony Coleman Jr., Tariyah Coleman, Amara Kirkland, Ambree Kirkland, Marlo Kirkland, Mark Kirkland Jr., Ahyne Coleman, Austin Coleman, Ashley Coleman and Khalil Brown; 6 great-grandchilden and many extended family and friends. Burial will be privately held by the family.

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