April 24, 2014
Lisanne A. Cooney, 58, of 214 S. Nice St., Frackville, passed away Thursday at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Greensburg, Feb. 28, 1956, she was a daughter of Nancy T. Thomas Aleandri, Greensburg, and the late John Aleandri.
She was a graduate of Hempfield High School and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa was a correspondent for The Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald and a contributing writer for Schuylkill Living Magazine. She enjoyed her job as a correspondent for The Republican & Herald because, as she said, "I have met so many nice and interesting people all around the county."
She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Frackville, where she served in the past as a lector and CCD teacher. She had been the director of religious folk groups at Our Lady of the Arctic Winds Chapel, Fort Greely, Alaska, and Sierra Chapel at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. She received several awards from the Army for volunteer work with Army Community Services.
Lisanne served many years as a Girl Scout troop leader and on the council of San Gorgonio in California. She served on the Frackville Public Library Board and conducted a children's library program; was a member, past vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Frackville Business and Professional Association; and served on the Frackville Pumpkin Festival committee and Mardi Gras committee.
Surviving are her husband of 38 years, John R. Cooney Jr.; three daughters, Talitha Workman and her husband, Gary, West Carthage, N.Y., Sherah Cooney and her husband, Al Oberman, Dublin, Pa., and Jaala Leggette and her husband, Tad, Summerville, S.C.; son, John Cooney, Frackville; grandchildren, Annabelle, Adam, Adeline and Abigail Workman, Haleigh and Cora Leggette and Rebecca Cooney; mother-in-law, Edna Cooney, Mifflinburg; sister, Lorraine Hachgenei and her husband, Hans; brother, Mark Aleandri; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, PA 17931. The Rev. Robert Finlan will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Frackville Free Public Library, 56 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, PA 17931. Condolences may be sent to www.nicehartfuneralhome.com