Jose P. Coelho, 65, of New Milford, formerly of Danbury, died peacefully Dec. 25, 2011. He was the husband of Felicidade (Urbano) Coelho.

Mr. Coelho was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Vila Ruiva, Portugal, son of the late Horacio and Ana Maria (Perreira) Coelho.

He emigrated to the United States in 1975 and was a retired longtime employee of Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Coelho was a member of the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury and was an avid soccer fan.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph, and his wife, Christina, of Woodbury; a daughter, Theresa Coelho of Danbury; three grandchildren, Delia, and Adrienne Coelho, and Ciara Taylor; and a sister, Maria A. Coelho of Woodbury.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service of Connecticut, 84 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478.