Maureen H. Cooley

  • Born: August 10, 1937
  • Died: July 22, 2021
  • Location: Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Maureen (Hinnegan) Cooley passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021, at the age of 83.

Maureen is survived by her three children: Monica Cooley, Brendan Cooley (Paulette), and Matt Cooley; four grandchildren: Nicholas, Emma, Aidan, and Abigail; two siblings: Gerald Hinnegan and Sheila Husman. Preceding Maureen in death are her husband Augustine "Gus" Cooley and her brother, Michael Hinnegan. She is also survived by her former son-in-law Leo Lesniewski and former daughter-in-law Dianne Miller.

Maureen was a kind and gentle soul who had a strong and consistent desire to help others – both friends and strangers alike. Nearly everyone she touched is eager to share a fond memory of her warm approach to life. She will be fondly remembered for her passionate support of political campaigns and causes; her masterful bread-baking skills; and the hand-crafted gifts (knit socks, crocheted blankets, and sewn curtains, etc.) that she shared with so many.

Maureen was born in Northeast Philadelphia and moved to West Palm Beach, Florida at age 14 – upon the death of her father. She settled in Norristown, PA in 1962, after marrying Gus. Most recently she lived in Lafayette Hill, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Maureen's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday August 7, at Boyd Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, 610-277-7000. Calling hours will be from 10 AM to 10:50 AM followed by a memorial service at 11 AM. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to share a short story or two of their time with Maureen. Details for a light lunch will be announced at the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry to learn today of my cousin, Maureen's passing last month. Our condolences to her family.
Mary K. (Carroll) Goodbody
Holland, Pa.

Posted by Mary K. Carroll Goodbody - Holland, PA - Family   August 15, 2021

We are extremely saddened to lose Aunt Maureen. We hoped to see her after the pandemic. Our hearts go out to Monica, Brendan, and Matt, and all her grandchildren. Tom and Mary

Posted by Thomas Cooley - Quakertown, PA - Family   August 06, 2021

"Those we hold most dear never truly leave us..they live on in the kindness they showed" May God wrap His Arms around my dear sister. I am deeply sorry I can not be with her family to celebrate her life. Maureen will be missed by all she touched. Love and prayers to Monica, Brendan, Matt and their families. Sheila

Posted by Sheila Husman - Rio Rancho, NM - Sister   August 05, 2021


So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing your mom when I worked for Rep. Gerber. What a charming woman she was.

Posted by Teresa T. - PA - Acquaintance   July 30, 2021

Though I did not get to meet Mrs. Cooley, her generosity and kindness are reflected in her children. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cooley family during this time of loss, reflection, and remembrance.

Posted by Anupama Tantri - Washington, DC - Coworker   July 29, 2021

Fond memories of her light hearted giggle when something would strike her funny. Also received hand made items on various occasions. She will be missed. Rest in peace Mrs. Cooley

Posted by Diane Kehoe - NORRISTOWN, PA - Family Friend   July 28, 2021

Will dearly miss my lovely, talented and generous sister-in-law. Her cross-stitched finger tip towels hold a prominent place in my guest room. Love to all her children, siblings and grandchildren. There are so many happy times to remember.

Posted by Joan Cooley - Lake Ariel, PA   July 28, 2021

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