In Loving Memory of Henry Coz 11/29/1955 to 4/26/2023

Henry J Coz

Henry J. Coz, 67, passed away in St. Vincent Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, following a short battle with melanoma. He leaves his former partner Elizabeth “Betsy” Fitzpatrick and their son Nathaniel “Nate” Coz of Worcester; 6 siblings- Patricia Coz of FL, John Coz of Hudson, MA, Stephen Coz and his wife Valerie of FL, Thomas Coz and his wife Linda of Upton, Mary Coz of Dudley, and Carolyn Coz of Webster; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Henry was born in Worcester, son of the late Henry and Mary (Duffy) Coz. He graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School and attended Cornell University. He owned and operated a plastics recycling company, Coz Group Inc. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoyed water skiing at the Nipmuc Water Ski Club, where he was an active member, beloved by all in the club. On any day, Henry could be found spending time with his son Nate, enjoying sports and church activities.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. in Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in All Saints Episcopal Church 10 Irving St. Worcester, MA 01609. Burial will follow in St. Philip Cemetery, 74 Millbury Street, Grafton.

Henry Coz joined the Nipmuc Water Ski Club in 2010.  He assumed the President position in 2019 until his passing in 2023.  

During his time as President, the club experienced tremendous growth both in membership and in status among the region.  Henry was integral in forging relationships with the community and being the club’s ambassador.  During his tenure the club expanded its roster to over 70 members, procured and installed a new ski jump, procured and installed a new slalom ski course, built and installed 2 – 20 x 24 floating docks and purchased a twin rig boat.  

While he was fundamental in so much of the club’s growth his impact on the club members, especially the kids was much, much greater.