Thomas "Thom" Joseph Cooney

April 3, 1945December 20, 2018

Mr. Thomas “Thom” Joseph Cooney, age 73, of Douglasville, GA passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018. He was born April 3, 1945 in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Cooney proudly served and retired from United States Navy after 26 years. He loved being at sea and on the water. Thom’s passion was music and radio broadcasting. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Douglasville, GA and was a former Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Preceding him in death is his mother, Eleanor Cooney; father and step-mother, Joseph “Buddy” and Lillian Esposito Cooney; brother, Robert Cooney and grandson, Bradley Craig.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna Cooney; daughters, Michele Craig and Karen (Terry) Wilson; sister, Maryann Fiore; five grandchildren; five nieces and numerous other family members and friends.

The family will have a memorial mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church at 10 o’clock am Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Interment will take place at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at 3 o’clock pm.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Thomas "Thom" Joseph Cooney

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David Hagenow

January 14, 2019

I sang with Tom, along with the Knights. We counted the offertory every Monday morning. We both enjoyed talking music and sports. We had a lot in common and could have talked all day.
Tom was a devoted family man, Knight, and Catholic. We will miss him, but know that he is now with his Creator. He is someone I will never forget.
Grace and my prayers go out to Donna and the entire family. God Bless!

Mike Ulmer

January 11, 2019

I was sorry to see Thom's obituarie in the Marietta Dailey Journal. Thom was a excellent Journalist for the United States Navy. I served with Thom at NAS Atlanta in the mid 70's and again during the Base closure 2007-2009. Thom was a tremendous help at my retirement in 2007. Thom was a fixture at NAS Atlanta and spent may days and hours helping others. My prayers are with the Cooney family.

Mike Ulmer, CDR SC USN(RET)