Blanche I. Cooley

  • Born: August 17, 1921
  • Died: October 10, 2016
  • Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Tribute & Message From The Family

Blanche was born on August 17, 1921 and passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Blanche was a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Blanche was married to Kenneth E. Cooley.

Her funeral service will begin at 9:00AM on Friday (Oct.14th, 2016) from the Forastiere Family Funeral Home, 45 Locust St., Springfield; to be followed by a 10:00AM Liturgy of Christian Burial, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., Springfield. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Tinkham Rd, Springfield.
Calling hours are from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, on Thursday (Oct. 13th, 2016) in the funeral home.

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Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
45 Locust Street
Springfield, MA, US, 01108
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OCT 14. 10:00 AM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
123 William Street
Springfield, MA, US, 01105
Cemetery Details
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA, 01129.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Hall West and the Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Charleen, I am so sorry for your loss. please except my deepest condolences.

Love your niece, Alice B. Joao

Posted by Alice Joao - Ludlow, MA   October 13, 2016

Growing up Blanche was someone who made me smile! She knew how to enjoy life and I marveled at all the beautiful dresses she wore when she went dancing. One of my fondest memories was at my dad's bakery shop. One Saturday ,Kenny, her soon to be husband, took me and Nancy aside and showed us an engagement ring. He swore us to secrecy and asked us to "get lost". Of course we both went outside but hid by the door trying to listen. Before too long they both called us in. They had huge smiles on their faces. Thus began a happy, long, shared life.
I am sure when you think of your mom, Charleen, you will do so with a smile. These last few years have been difficult, but you have been a wonderful daughter. God Bless!

Posted by A friend   October 13, 2016

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Doretta Holloway - East Longmeadow, MA   October 12, 2016

Dear Charleen -- You are in our thoughts and prayers over the passing of your mother. She was a great lady -- always working hard for you and anyone in her family. She loved walking everywhere especially when she lived in the South End and worked at Steiger's. She will be deeply missed -- by cousin Angelina Leone and goddaughter Lynn Anne Leone from Wilbraham.

Posted by A friend   October 11, 2016