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Nathanael James Coffey-Slattery

• Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 6:29 PM

JONESBOROUGH — Nathanael James Coffey-Slattery, 9, formerly of Jonesborough, 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, CA. Nate never let his disability stand in the way of a good adventure. He traveled all over his community and the country with his family - most recently to Washington D.C. and Florida. Nate was musically talented and loved to play his guitar, drums, accordion and the family piano. He especially loved riding his bike and spending time with his dog Simon. Nate loved the color orange, mascots, playing soccer and basketball, 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.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Bryan Prudhomme of Johnson City Pediatrics for his attentive and professional care.

Nate is survived by his father, Robert Slattery; his mother, Wendy Coffey-Slattery; his brothers, Joseph Coffey-Slattery and Peter Coffey-Slattery, all of Sweden, ME; grandmother, Judith Newton of Berlin, MA; grandparents, William and Marianne Coffey of Ventura, CA; 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 appreciated as well as donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Children's Medical Research Foundation.

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

Condolences can be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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