Obituary of Bernadette Bridget Cooney
December 20, 2017
Bernadette Bridget Cooney passed away in the early morning on Monday, December 18, 2017. She was born on January 6, 1927 in San Francisco.
Bernie, also known as Grammies, will always be remembered for her loving and social spirit, and passion for her Irish heritage. Bernie was always fascinated by the life story of anyone she encountered, and often amazed those around her with her memory and appreciation of people's history. She embodied an adventurous spirit, as evidenced by the 68 years of travel and adventure that she Paul experienced together. Bernie and Paul taught their family to find the positive and humor in any situation. She taught others to always appreciate their roots, as she would glowingly reminisce about her days at Saint John's School in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA and Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa, CA. A stubborn, sassy, intelligent and beautiful woman, she could always be counted on for a stiff afternoon cocktail, a good book, and a reminder to "try living it." She will be greatly missed by family, friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners at Saint Canice Church in Nevada City.
She is survived by her husband Paul Cooney, and their children, Steven, Nancy and Matthew along with many extended family members, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Bernie, Paul, and their family are eternally grateful for the care and compassion that the medical team through the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, as well as her providers at Covenant Care showed her in her later years.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to the Salvation Army Booth House in Grass Valley, CA. Cheers to the life and love of Bernadette Cooney!