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Elise A. Fleszar

November 4, 1953June 15, 2021
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Elise Cooney was born in 1953 in Rockaway Queens, the first child to Gerald and Carmen Cooney. She is survived by her brothers John and Jerry and sisters Mary and Jeannie and pre-deceased by her brothers Thomas and Peter and parents Gerald and Carmen.

Elise was a devote catholic and worked in New York City until retiring to Florida with her husband Lu. Although she didn't have kids of her own, she had a step-daughter Audrey who she always bragged about and loved and 8 nieces and nephews who adored her.

Elise valued family and friends first foremost. She was very devoted to AA and would never miss a meeting. Elise loved her parents dearly and moved to be close with them once retired. Elise will be remembered for her kindness and for her loyalty and joy she had in keeping in touch with all her childhood friends. Elise's heart was her strongest muscle. Her family always enjoyed visiting with her in Florida, whenever they got the chance. We always welcomed her sense of humor and smile. She will always be our big sister.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Memories

Elise A. Fleszar

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Jerry Cooney

June 19, 2021

My sister Elise was the first of 7 siblings and I was think she valued family more than anyone I know. She was always supportive and so happy to hear anything about myself or my family. She looked forward to hearing stories about my daughters. Elise also valued her friends kept in touch with everyone since grade school. Remembered everyone and kept in touch with almost everyone. She loved her friends and neighbors. She was a great big sister. She might have been first to leave house but ended up following my parents to Florida another example of how she valued family. I will miss her and never forget her. Especially her smile.

EIleen Carey

June 19, 2021

Elise was an amazing lady and I was able to rekindle my friendship with her when I moved to Boca Raton in 2017. She was always kind, supportive, open, warm, gentle, and generous. She loved life, her family, and animals, she will be sorely missed.

I hope now she is dancing with the angels and enjoying the company of her loved ones that left our earthy plane before her; her brothers Tommy and Peter, the love of her life, husband Lu, and her beautiful parents, Carmen & Gerry. Sincerest & deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved her.

I hope now she is smiling upon us all and at peace. RIP Elise.

Christie Rhodes

June 18, 2021

The word “Aunt” does not properly describe the relationship I had with Elise. She was my Godmother and I always felt her presence in my life, regardless of distance and time apart. She welcomed my family and me to stay at her house when we would come down to Florida for a visit or a Cooney Family Cruise. It almost felt like a second home to me. Her house was an oasis with a beautiful pool and filled with cats who adored her. Her positive attitude, strength, and resilience radiated to everyone who had the honor of meeting or spending time with her. I am grateful for all the laughs, love, and memories we shared together. I look back fondly on those days in celebration of her life. I love and miss you dearly, Aunt Elise.

Clare Owen

June 18, 2021

May you Dance with The Angels Elise .

To your Family.
So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman.
RIP my friend.

Jeannie Rhodes

June 18, 2021

Elise with my family

Jeannie Rhodes

June 18, 2021

Elise met the love of her life, Lucian (Lu) Fleszar in 1986 in NY. They married in 1988 and celebrated 23 years of marriage before his untimely death in 2012.
Elise and Lu moved to Boca Raton in 1997 where she spent many happy years living close to her parents, enjoying visits with family and surrounded by many loving friends and neighbors.

Jeannie Rhodes

June 17, 2021

Elise was such a kind, loving sister to me and aunt to my children. Family was so important to her and over the years she seldom missed a chance to celebrate life’s many special events with us. She was always a good sport on our many family cruises, joining the gang on excursions, singing along at karaoke and dancing the night away in the disco. She was a hard worker for many, many years and shared a lot of her time helping others. She was a huge help to my parents when they experienced failing health. We had so many laughs whenever we were together that our sides would hurt. Although she suffered from many ailments in more recent years, she always kept a positive attitude and downplayed any pain she was experiencing. She loved her cats and treated them with extreme loving kindness. She had a huge heart and will be missed more than I can say. My funny, sweet, mischievous, loyal Leesie…rest in peace.

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