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Emily M. Cooney, 24, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 10th in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey as a result of an automobile accident. Emily was born in Shenandoah on March 11th, 1994 to her parents, Susan Dower and Patrick Cooney.
Emily was a 2013 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School. She worked as a waitress for several years at Vernalis Restaurant in Shenandoah, where she was adored for her wonderful personality and loving smile. Emily loved being outdoors and enjoyed line dancing with her friends at the Wagon Wheel in Ringtown. Above all else, she was a caring daughter, sister, aunt and friend and always put others before herself.
She was preceded by her brother, Andrew Kufrovich in 2015.
In addition to her parents, Susan Dower with her husband David and Patrick Cooney with Rhonda Bowen, she was also survived by 3 sisters, Althea Melson with her husband James, Abagail Cooney, and Amanda Kufrovich. 2 nephews, Keegan and A.J. and 1 niece, Mia. Also surviving are her grandfather, Michael Stinsky, cousins, aunts, uncles and her buddy Kieran.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 16th at 11am from the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah with Pastor Mindy Heppe officiating. A visitation for family and friends will take place prior to services from 9am to 11am at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family would kindly ask for donations be made to the funeral home to assist them with funeral costs.