May 3, 1934 – April 14, 2018
Marylie was born in Norwich on May 3, 1934 the daughter of Joseph Anthony & Amy Elizabeth (Peck) Aloi . Marylie was a 1952 graduate of the Norwich High School. On August 19, 1956, in Norwich. Marylie married her husband for almost 60 years Raymond Willis Cooley. Marylie and her late husband Ray started a successful Real Estate Company, Ray Cooley Realty which they operated together for over 40 years. Marylie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich where she remained very active over the years. Marylie was also a former member of the Holmesville Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher. Marylie was happiest when she had her family surrounding her. Marylie, Ray and their family were familiar faces at Chenango Lake where they enjoyed many great family gatherings. They had their first camp on the lake in 1972 and in 1978 made the lake their permanent home. Marylie and Ray would spend the winter months in Florida. Marylie was a giving and compassionate person. She was always looking for someone to help out. Marylie opened her home to anyone needing a place to stay and enjoyed having the church youth group take over the lake on Wednesday nights. Marylie was an avid supporter of Valley Heights Christian Academy and helped many students with their expenses over the years so they could attend. Marylie is survived by her children: Douglas Cooley and wife Maureen of Sherburne, Jeffrey Cooley and wife Lisa of Granit Falls, NC, Cynthia Mathewson of Oneonta and Melissa Borden of Norwich. Her grandchildren: Amanda Bello and her husband Tony, Gregory Cooley and his wife Erin, Paul Cooley, Amanda Miles, Hannah Miles, Jessica Doolittle and husband Shawn, Jason Cooley and wife Lindsey, Olivia Horn and husband Kyle, Amy Rathmell and husband Pastor Joshua, Bradley Oliver and Anthony Borden. Marylie was also blessed with 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her brother John Aloi and wife Marcia of Mt. Holly, NJ and Rosalie (Aloi) Alger - her twin sister – of Norwich, NY. Marylie was predeceased by her parents Joseph Anthony & Amy Elizabeth (Peck) Aloi her brother Joseph Junior, her sister Isabelle (Betty) Aloi, and her son-in-law Brian Mathewson. A funeral service for Marylie will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 12:00 (noon) at the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich NY. Dr. Scott Davis, Pastor, along with Pastor Joshua Rathmell will officiate. Interment will be at the Maplewood Cemetery of Mt. Upton at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00(noon). Please consider memorial contributions to Valley Heights Christian Academy, 75 Calvary Drive, Norwich, NY 13815 or to the Community Baptist Church Missions Fund, 777 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997.
- Marylie is survived by her children: Douglas Cooley and wife Maureen of Sherburne, Jeffrey Cooley and wife Lisa of Granit Falls, NC, Cynthia Mathewson of Oneonta and Melissa Borden of Norwich. Her grandchildren: Amanda Bello and her husband Tony, Gregory Cooley and his wife Erin, Paul Cooley, Amanda Miles, Hannah Miles, Jessica Doolittle and husband Shawn, Jason Cooley and wife Lindsey, Olivia Horn and husband Kyle, Amy Rathmell and husband Pastor Joshua, Bradley Oliver and Anthony Borden. Marylie was also blessed with 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her brother John Aloi and wife Marcia of Mt. Holly, NJ and Rosalie (Aloi) Alger - her twin sister – of Norwich, NY.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Charles & Kay Courtemanche
April 18, 2018
To Marylie's family -- we have known your Mom and Dad since the late 70's, early 80's. We purchased our first home with them and many many more including several rental properties and as a Nationwide Agent for many years I
dealt with some of their insurance needs as well. They were just the most professional and caring people!! Marylie was just such a open, friendly personality and yet had that gutsy - steadfastness needed to complete the real estate transactions!! A perfect blend -- she and Ray made a wonderful team. We were so saddened to hear of her passing but know she's content and in a much better place and happy to be with Ray again. Their faith was very strong. We wish for your family that one day all the great memories of having them in your lives will bring you much joy and peace.
Kay and Charlie Courtemanche
April 17, 2018
Ellen and I share many memories of Ray and Marylie, dating back to 1984. They helped us buy 2 different houses in Norwich. We enjoyed their hospitality on the lake as well as in Florida. Precious couple, reunited with each other and the Saviour they loved, worshiped, and adored. God is good, all the time. What a difference to know the Lord BUT we will be in prayer for the family.
April 17, 2018
I remember the many days spent at Marylie and Ray Cooley's cabin at Chenango Lake. Marylie would always welcome us teenagers - and there usually were a bunch of us! My prayer is that God will comfort and give strength to the entire family as they grieve the passing of Marylie into God's arms.
April 17, 2018
Marylie was very involved with several big decisions in our lives over the years. We are so thankful for her wise counsel and support. My whole family will miss her at the lake. As I have said before, she was kind of an adopted "grandmother"...many times, I would find Matthew at her house. We will continue to pray for your family through these days. The Diers family
April 16, 2018
Times at the lake with Cindy and the kids. Times in Florida at the condo. Support for the kids at concerts. Smiles and encouragement always. Such a precious lady now reunited with her dear husband and son-in-law. Thank you Marylie! You are missed!