Elizabeth Cooney

Elizabeth Cooney

Sunday, December 5th, 1926 Monday, April 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Elizabeth Cooney (Olwill)

Elizabeth (Olwill) Cooney 93 of Spring Lake Heights, NJ passed away in her home on Monday, April 27, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family. Born in County Meath, Ireland, Betty emigrated to America in 1947, finding work caring for the children of several New York families, then as a cook for a well-known Broadway actress. Betty married Peter Cooney on September 12, 1953, and raised their three children in the Bronx, NY before moving to Spring Lake Heights, NJ in 1980.
Betty continued to work, remained active in the St. Catharine’s, St. Margaret’s Parish, visited her home and family in Ireland often, and enjoyed walking many miles on the Spring Lake boardwalk with Peter by her side. Betty, with her kindness, patience and caring hands will be missed greatly.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Peter. Betty is survived by her son Francis and his wife Nancy of Brielle, her beloved daughter Elizabeth Cooney of Tinton Falls, her son Gerard and his wife Guen of Spring Lake Heights and her grandchildren Joseph, Jane, John and Jess.
Private burial took place in St. Catharine Cemetery, Wall. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall in charge of arrangements, Donations may be made in her name to American Cancer Society.

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    St. Catharine Cemetery & Mausoleum
    1000 West Chicago Blvd.
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My mother Dympna Curran Curtis, went to America in 1947, shortly after Betty, they were from the same parish - Tierworker, and became life long friends. Dympna returned to Ireland in 1952 and got married. Betty came to visit my mother , every time she came home to Ireland, and they kept in touch by letter and phone. Sincere condolences to Francis, Elizabeth and Gerard, we will remember Betty as a kind and gentle lady.
Comment | Posted at 06:13pm via Condolence

Marylou Healy

Betty and I met at St.Catherine’s and became close friends. Betty and I would go to lunch together, and Peter and my husband, Maurice, would go to breakfast. Good times. Thank you Betty for your friendship.
Comment | Posted at 04:20pm via Condolence

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