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