OBITUARY

Margaret Agnes Dunham Cooney

November 3, 1927November 10, 2017
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Margaret Agnes Dunham Cooney, born November 3, 1927 and died on November 10, 2017, just after her 90th birthday, with her family by her side. She was a native of New Orleans and resident of Terrytown for over 53 years. Loving wife of the late Raymond A. Cooney. Daughter of the late Mary and William Dunham. Preceded in death by her sister, Dolores Neely, her sister-in-law, Dorothy Dunham, and brother-in-law, Roy Neely. Sister of Roy, Danny, and William Dunham and sister-in-law of Julie Mae Cooney, Janet Hebert, and Malcolm Roberts. She was the mother of Bridget Roberts (Gary), Connie Roberts (Bruce), Gail Duncan-DePhillips (Clyde), Raynel Zimmer (David), Maureen Cortez (Chadd), Mark Cooney (Fay), and Dana Cooney. Granny to Gretchen Mura, Brandi Griffin, Mandi Griffin, Raymond Griffin Jr., Lisa Sharp (Scott), Angela Thiaville (Rickey), Doug King Jr. (Lauren), Alicia Blanchard (Joey), Bruce Ting Jr. (Darlene), Chad Johnson, Carrie Gulizo (Dominick), Christopher Zimmer, Justin Zimmer (Randie), Tyler Zimmer (Nicole), Gavin Cortez, Luke Cooney (Megan), Maggie Cooney (Blake), Sadie Cooney, Matthew Hinkel (Dominique). “Great-Granny” to Sarah Belsome, Abbi Griffin, Alli Tully, Laila Griffin, Brhett Tu, Austin and Avery Sharp, Aidan and Aubrey Thiaville, Lilly King, Chad Allemand, Bryce Ting, Amanda and Joie Blanchard, Preslie, Gracelyn, Dominick, and Christopher Gulizo, Benjamin, Christopher, Mason, and Jackson Zimmer, Vivian Hinkel, and one more on the way. She was preceded in death by great-grandchildren Reese Sharp, Lucy, and Michael Christopher King. She was survived by a host of nieces and nephews, especially close to Mary Klein, Sheila Allen, and Rosemary Arriaga. She was Godmother to Cheryl Georgusis and the late Randy Neely. Margaret was a graduate of Kohn High School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 378 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3121. Margaret was married to her loving husband for 56 years and enjoyed and excelled at being a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and surrogate mother to many. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at CHRIST THE KING CHURCH, 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown, on Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017 at 11:00. Visitation will be held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Monday evening from 6:00 until 9:00, and again at church on Tuesday morning beginning at 10:00. Interment will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna. An online guestbook is available at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.

Services

  • Wake

    Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Memories

Margaret Agnes Dunham Cooney

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Maureen Cortez

November 15, 2017

Mama you were always there when we needed you even if it was just to listen to our problems and give us advice. You were the best!!! We will love and miss you always!!! Maureen, Chadd, Gavin and Chassity

Craig Gonzales

November 15, 2017

Mark, I just heard from Melroy about the passing of Ms. Margaret. Man, I wish I would have known because i would have certainly been there, she was like "MY" second Mother for a long time!!! Please accept my deepest sympathy and apologies that I didn't attend. Some of the best times of my life were spent with you and your crazy family, loved them all! Please give me a call 504-481-8854

Carol Ceruti

November 15, 2017

Dear Bridgette and family,
Please accept my sincerest condolence on the passing of your mother. May your memories bring you comfort at this time.

Connie V. Mancuso

November 14, 2017

I'm so sorry I am just seeing this. I would have come to see you all last night. My sincerest condolences. That is just a beautiful picture of Mrs. Margaret. May she rest in peace. She has earned Her Wings!

T Hines

November 13, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences, May the love of family and friends comfort you through your grief and days ahead, let loving memories of Margaret to warm your heart, Isaiah 61:1,2 "God binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn."

November 12, 2017

MOM, You were the Best of Best "Mothers". Clyde and I love you from the bottom of our broken hearts. We will go on as you requested but will sadly miss you. Until we meet You and Daddy again please watch over and guide our families. Love Always, Gail and Clyde DePhillips.

Nell Hunt

November 12, 2017

Bill and I are deeply saddened at the loss of your Mother. I will never forget how she welcomed me warmly at the family gatherings and how much fun we had. Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your sweet Mother.

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