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Patricia A. Cooley

July 3, 2018

Patricia A. Cooley, 72, of Clayton passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday morning, July 3, 2018.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, July 5, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church on Friday, July 6, at 11AM with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding. The family will receive friends at the Knights of Columbus, Clayton following the mass. Burial in Barnes Settlement Cemetery, Alexandria Bay will be at the convenience of the family.

Pat was born in Newark, NJ on December 26, 1945, daughter of Thomas and Helen (Hegedus) Alberti. Her father died November 1, 1956. Her mother then married John E. Munger and he adopted the children. She was a 1963 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and in 1965 from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. She married Lynn L. Cooley at St. Cyril's Church, Alexandria Bay and he died January 28, 1988.

She worked as a Registered Nurse for Alexandria Bay Hospital and then for Mercy Hospital. Pat served the NYS Department of Corrections for 28 1/2 years, retiring with a rank of Sergeant and she was known there as "Mama Cools". She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a member of the Crisis Intervention Team through Cape Vincent Correctional Facility and was a town justice in Alexandria Bay. Pat was a member of Elks Lodge 496, Watertown and American Legion Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary, Clayton.

Pat enjoyed Bingo, going to casinos, wild bird watching, and was an avid hunter. She was a member of St. Mary's Knitting Group, Red Hat Society, and both the Clayton and Alexandria Bay Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her son, Steven J. Cooley and wife, Gina M., Clayton; four grandchildren, Tory Cooley, Alyssa Davis, Mallory Cooley, and Mason Ingerson; her great grandson, Emmit Thomas; brother, James E. Munger and companion, Kathy Verne, Las Vegas, NV; sister, Sr. M. Gregory Munger, SSJ, Watertown; sister-in-law, Clela Cooley, Alexandria Bay; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat was predeceased by her daughter, Aimee L. Cooley, June 15, 2016.

The family wishes contributions in her name to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. or Sisters of St. Joseph, 1425 Washington St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Pat's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#33 Kevin Shaughnessy 2018-08-04 11:38
Pat was great person and good supervisor.We work together almost 25 yrs. I will pray for her family.
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#32 Tom Webb 2018-07-09 13:47
I first met Pat in 1985, and she initially greeted me with a straight face because I suspect I was a co-worker of her husband. But within a short period of time my wife and I along with Pat and her husband started going out on the town together. Ever since then every single time I would see Pat she would greet me with a big smile and an added huge. May her soul forever rest in Heaven. May God bless her son Steven.
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#31 Sherri A.Derouin 2018-07-09 08:46
So sorry for your loss.Pat was a amazing person.She will be missed by all.She was a person you could talk to ,if you were down,just like Amy.Missed by all but never forgotten. FLY HIGH SWEET ANGEL.
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#30 vera m. gregory 2018-07-08 10:33
So very sorry to hear of the loss of such an incredible person. Worked with her for many years. She will be greatly missed by so many. Rest in peace..
Ms. "G"
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#29 Thomas Beschle 2018-07-07 15:34
Dear Steve and Family,
So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was most cordial and friendly every time we visited at the Wright Diner. She will be missed and kept in our thoughts as a wonderful neighbor and in our prayers as a special lady worth remembering along with Aimee.
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#28 Andrew & Stephanie B 2018-07-07 11:35
Wishing the family strength during this time. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
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#27 Michele Carlton 2018-07-06 12:30
I had the pleasure to work with Pat for about 10 years and she was a great soul. Peace to the family.
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#26 Pat Leddy 2018-07-06 12:06
Worked with Pat for over 20 years, had some great memories. Always a smile and heart of gold. So sorry, rest well my friend
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#25 Ron & Ginger Young 2018-07-06 09:10
Thoughts and prayers to family. Such a great person who will b missed.
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#24 Augusta Cecconi-Bate 2018-07-05 16:27
God takes the best to be together -- Aimee and now Pat.
Gussie Bates
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