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Thursday, May 2, 2013

James L. Cooley



James L. Cooley


James L Cooley, age 73, went peacefully into the arms of the Lord with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, May 1st 2013 at Saratoga Hospital.

He was born on March 29th 1940 in Schenectady, NY to Violet & Harry Cooley.

Jim worked for Sheet Metal Worker’s, Local #83 for 27 years until his retirement in 1995.  Jim married the love of his life, Linda “Lindy” (Muscanell) Cooley, on November 27th, 1965.  They enjoyed 47 wonderful years of marriage.

Jim was fun loving and had a lovable personality.  He was an avid New York Giants fan and was always telling jokes and loved to make people laugh.  Jim was a devoted husband and father and grandfather with much love for his family.  He played softball, loved to learn about history, reading war books & westerns. He coached little league, enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and watching hockey.  His favorite getaway was the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.  He was also very artistic.     

Survivors include Wife Lindy, Children Karen (Steve), Howard (Jessica), Colleen (Dave), Edward (Jodi), James (Carrie), Grandchildren Andrew, Alex, Danielle, Amanda and Alyssa who affectionately call him GOG. Sister Cecelia (Edward) Baczkowski, Father-in –law John (Fran) Muscanell & several Brothers-in-laws, Sisters-in-laws, nephews and nieces.

He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Violet, Emily, Mary Lou, Lillian, Brothers Harry & Bud, mother-in-law Marion.

Jim’s family would like to express their sincere admiration and special thanks to Dr. Daoui, and Dr. Del Giacco for their compassionate and excellent care and for going above and beyond.

Funeral service in honor of James L. Cooley will be held on May 5th, 2013 at 4 pm, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave (Route 9), Saratoga Springs N.Y. 12866.  Friends and family may call between 1pm to 4pm prior to the service.   Jim would not want you to feel obligated to wear a suit and tie.  Please dress comfortably. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of James Cooley, to the Wilton Emergency Squad, 1 Harran Lane, Wilton, NY 12831.    

Online condolences can be made at www.compassionatefuneralcare.com




9 comments:

  1. The Cooley FamilyMay 3, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    We Love And Miss You Dad.
    Love,
    Eddie,Jodi,Andrew,Alex

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  2. Colleen and family. My heart aches for you in the loss of James. I can only offer my sympathies to you all. Sorry for your loss.

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  3. Dad,
    Words can't express the hole in my heart right now. While the passage of time may help close that gap, it will never truly heal completely.You and Mom gave us a childhood that one could only dream about, complete with equal doses of discipline,understanding and love.As I told you before you passed, those lessons of life, of what is right and wrong ,will live on in my head and heart for as long as I am on this earth. You had hands of steel and a heart of gold.I cherish the memories of time spent with you, be it coaching me in Little League, throwing the ball in the front yard or just sitting at the kitchen table telling jokes or talking about life(like how poorly the Giants had just played). Please know that we will watch over Mom down here, while you watch over all of us up there.Like I said to you before you left us...it's not goodbye, it's see you later. I love you Pop.
    Hey Dad, did you hear the one about.............................

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    1. To Anonymous @10:06 am I Know who you are All I could add is "DITTO" Perfect Bro

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  4. Why do midgets laugh when they play soccer? Because the grass tickles their balls. Rest In Peace Mr. Cooley.

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    1. Thank you Don. He would love that joke.

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  5. steve baczkowskiMay 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jim passing,you will be greatly missed.Thoughts and prays are wih all of the family.Steve and Connie

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  6. My brother said everything I feel in my heart as well. Dad you will always be in my heart and I am positive that you will still be guiding and watching over all of us from above. I will always cherish the fond memories. You are a fantastic father and grandfather and loved by all that have had the pleasure of knowing you. I love you Dad!

    Until we meet again,
    Karen

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  7. Uncle Jimmy, We are going to miss our Monday morning phone call from you saying "the beat goes on" after a Giant win. You are special to us and will be greatly missed. To our cousins and Aunt Lindy you had a wonderful father and husband who loved you all very much!! Our prayers our with all of you.
    Love,
    Mike & Michele

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