Obituary of Carolyn A. Cooney
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Carolyn Allen Cooney, 91, of Cazenovia, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022. She was born November 19, 1930 in Rochester, New York to Ross L. and Madeline Hitchcock Allen. Carolyn spent her early years in Ann Arbor, Michigan before her family moved to Cortland. She was a graduate of Cortland High School in 1948 and continued her education by earning her Bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College in 1952 and her Master’s in Education from Syracuse University in 1967. Carolyn was employed with Cazenovia College and retired as the Dean of Student Affairs in 1987. In 1990, Carolyn worked as an assistant for Assemblyman Bill Magee until 1996. She was a communicant of St. James Church where she had been a member of their cemetery committee and had been a volunteer at the Cazenovia Public Library. In her early years, Carolyn enjoyed golfing and playing Bridge, she was also known as a “great hockey mom”.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Sharon Cooney, Thomas Cooney and Peter Cooney all of Cazenovia; her grandchildren, Patrick of Charlotte, NC, Allison of Syracuse and Erin of Cazenovia; her sister-in-law, Pauline Carlyon of New Mexico. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frederick J. Cooney in 1965; her daughter-in-law, Ann Cooney in 2019 and by her granddaughter, Megan Cooney in 2021.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2022 in St. James Church, 6 Green Street in Cazenovia. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Contributions in Carolyn’s memory may be made to CAVAC, 106 Nelson St., Cazenovia, NY 13035. To leave a message of sympathy for the Cooney family, please visit www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com