Eileen Cooney
Gorgen Funeral Home - Mineral Point
310 Ridge Street
Mineral Point, WI

Cooney, Eileen F. (McDermott)

MINERAL POINT - Eileen F. Cooney (Eileen McDermott), age 96, of Mineral Point, passed away peacefully Friday, July 16, 2021, in the care of Mineral Point Health Services. She was born on Nov. 30, 1924, the daughter of Vincent J. McDermott and Jewelly (McCluskey) McDermott. Eileen was an avid reader, intellectually ahead of her time, crossword aficionado, traveler, proud of her family and Irish heritage. She loved attending family gatherings, watching her grandchildren, and attending events including sports and Irish dance. Eileen worked many years in Dodgeville. She touched many lives with her kindness and wit, especially in the relationships with her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary / St. Paul Catholic Church, Mineral Point, Wis.

She is survived by her two children, John (Lorrie Hartman) Cooney and Kathleen (Mark) Schaaf; her four grandchildren, Michael Schaaf (Crystal), Brandon Schaaf (Misty), Brian Schaaf and Bridget Cooney; her eight great-grandchildren, Mariah, Braelyn, Alea, Reagan, Everly, Natalie, Shane, and Oaklee; her sister, Doris Basting; her god-daughter, Teresa MacGilvra; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Mary; sisters, Rita McDermott and Margaret Schmitz; her niece, Carol Schmitz; her nephew, Gary Schmitz; and brothers-in-law, Jack Basting and Don Schmitz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at SS. MARY & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH in Mineral Point. Father Michael Tarigopula will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at the church. A special thanks to the Mineral Point Health Services, St. Croix Hospice and Dr. Aaron Dunn for the loving care of Eileen. A beautiful, loving woman, we are forever grateful for the lessons and gifts she gave to us - Family First.

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Published by Madison.com on Jul. 21, 2021.
St. Mary's & St. Paul's Catholic Church
224 Davis St, Mineral, WI
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Ss. Mary & Paul Catholic Church
224 Davis Street, Mineral, WI
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