In Memory Of

Cooney, Mary who passed away on 3/30/2016 at the age of 89

 

 Mary K. (Cordingley) Cooney, R.N., 89, of Chelmsford, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Gerald Cooney who died in 1972.

A daughter of the late John F. and the late Anna F. (Finnerty) Cordingley, she was born May 12, 1926, in Lowell, attended the local schools, and graduated from Lowell High School, Class of 1943, and attended St. John's School of Nursing and attained her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Boston College in 1961.

Mrs. Cooney served with the United States Navy Nurse Corp from 1951 through 1967 during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged as a Lt. Commander.

Mary worked as a Registered Nurse for the former St. John's Hospital for more than fifteen years prior to her retirement.

She made her home in the Belvidere Section of the City for many years before residing in Chelmsford, and was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. Mary had many passions in life, however spending time with her children and especially her grandchildren is what brought her the most happiness. She also enjoyed going to Maine for weekends away with her friends, "The Golden Girls". She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Women's Guild, St. John's Hospital Nurses Alumni, Boston College Alumni, and the National Navy Nurse Corps. Association.

She is survived by her children, Mary Anne Miller and her husband, Gary, of Alta Loma, CA, Katherine E. Beaulieu and her husband, Donald, of Lowell, and Kara J. Britton and her husband, Kevin, of Wayland; her five grandchildren, Matthew G. Miller of Glendale, AZ, Caroline E. Miller of Alta Loma, CA, Kristen D. Miller of Eau Claire, WI, Joseph P. Beaulieu of Lowell, and Maggie E. Britton of Wayland; her sister, Ann "Nancy" Murphy, of Lowell; her sisters-in-law, Ann Grady and her husband, Frank, of Lowell, and Rosemary Georges and her husband, Paul, of Bradenton, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late Jack Cordingley and the late Robert Cordingley.

COONEY -- PLEASE JOIN HER FAMILY AT 11 A.M. ON MONDAY AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, 144 EAST MERRIMACK ST., LOWELL FOR HER FUNERAL MASS. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY.