Marcelle A. Cooney

June 5, 1933 – Sept. 24, 2021


Marcelle A. Cooney, 88, of Munster Township, Cresson, died of complications from surgery on Sept. 24, 2021, in Altoona. She was born June 5, 1933, in Altoona. Marcelle was the daughter of Louis and Josephine Panek.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Cooney, whom she married May 12, 1955. Together they were happily married for 63 years. Marcelle is also preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Cooney; her brother, Tom Panek; and her sister, Monica Maslyar.

Marcelle is survived by her loving daughters: Patty Cooney of Arizona and Joi (Beverly) Cooney of Loretto. She is also survived by her special friends: Mary Kozak and Carol Noon.

Marcelle enjoyed traveling with her husband and entertaining family and friends. She was a member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church in Lilly and a past president of the Lilly American Legion Post No. 628 Ladies Auxiliary.

Marcelle was a former registered nurse and caregiver and she was always there to lend a helping hand and volunteer when needed.

The Cooney Family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of funeral Mass, from noon until the 1 p.m. Mass on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church in Lilly, Father Matthew Reese as Celebrant. Committal will be private for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marcelle’s name to Our Lady of the Alleghenies Church, 608 Main St., Lilly, PA 15938, and/or The Lilly American Legion, 214 Jones St., Lilly, PA 15938.

The Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home Inc. is serving the Cooney Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.decortfh.com.