Dorothy E. Cooney
May 11, 2018
Dorothy Eileen (Brannigan) Cooney passed away on May 11, 2018 in Milford, PA surrounded by her loving family.
She was born December 12, 1926 in Plains, PA to Joseph S. and Catherine C. Brannigan. She attended Sacred Heart High School, and during World War II, trained at Mercy School of Nursing in Wilkes-Barre, PA as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corp., a branch of the Army that trained women to serve in hospitals during wartime. She graduated in 1948 as a registered nurse, which was not only her vocation, but her passion. She loved her patients and her family, taking care of her parents and many of her mother’s 12 siblings during their later years.
Dorothy and her dear friends Sweeney, Jeanne, Marie, Peggy and Bettilou moved to White Plains, NY as young nurses, where she worked until 1973 at St. Agnes Hospital. She relocated to Shohola, PA and worked at what is now Bon Secours Hospital until 1989. She then worked for Drs. Wang and Auerbach well into her 80s, retiring only when computers were introduced into her doctor’s office. She continued to volunteer at blood pressure clinics as long as her health permitted.
Dorothy wed Edward B. Cooney of White Plains on June 21, 1952, and they were married until his death in 2006. She is survived by their children, Sally Cooney and her husband David Porter of New York City; Peter Cooney and his wife, Henriette, of Milford; and Marikate Oset and her husband Michael, of Yulan. Her grandchildren were the joys of her life and include Celia (Oset) Golden and her husband Justin; Timothy Oset; Elizabeth and Katie Cooney; and Finn Cooney Porter. She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Joseph A. Brannigan.
Dorothy was a member of St. Ann’s Parish in Shohola, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 AM with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Burial will follow in German Hill Cemetery, Shohola, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice (www.karenannquinlanhospice.org). The family would also like to thank the wonderful and professional staff at Belle Reve Senior Living for all their kindness and caring.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).
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