Nathanael J. Coffey-Slattery, 9

Nathanael Coffey-Slattery

Nathanael Coffey-Slattery

SWEDEN — Nathanael James Coffey-Slattery, 9, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016, of Sanfilippo Syndrome.

Nate or “Natey Noodle,” as he was affectionately known, was born May 9, 2006, in Ventura, Calif. Nate never let his disability stand in the way of a good adventure. He traveled all over his community and the coun- try with his family — most recently to Washington, D.C. and Florida.

Nate was musically-talented and loved to play his guitar, drums, accor- dion and the piano. He especially loved riding his bike and spend- ing time with his dog Simon. Nate loved the color orange, mas- cots, camping, playing soccer, being with his family, hiking, riding on the ATV and cuddling any stuffed animal that sang or talked. Nate was always smiling and giggling. He enjoyed homeschooling with his younger brother Pete, and being a member of the Bridgton Homeschool Group.

He lived a lot of life in a few short years. The family wishes to thank the following people for their care and dedication: Nate’s care team at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, especially Debra Crump and Sue Sturgis, as well as Dr. Wenda Saunders of Bridgton Pediatrics.

Nate is survived by his father Rob Slattery; his mother Wendy Coffey-Slattery; his brothers Joseph Coffey-Slattery and Peter Coffey-Slattery, all of Sweden; grandmother Judith Newton of Berlin, Mass.; his grandparents William and Marianne Coffey of Ventura, Calif.; as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Andrew Coffey-Slattery, who also died of Sanfilippo Syndrome.

A private service will be held in the family home. Flowers are appre- ciated as well as donations to Make- A-Wish Foundation or the Children’s Medical Research Foundation.

Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine.

Condolences may be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com

 

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