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Douglas Oliver Cooley 1930-2023


Douglas Oliver Cooley, East Hampton, MA passed away on November 21, 2023. Douglas was born January 22, 1930 in Ware, to Leslie R. and Jennie Belle (Ryder) Cooley.


He grew up and attended school in Petersham, MA. After graduating from high school in 1948 Douglas attended barber school. While barbering he met and married the love of his life, Dolores A. Fondakowski. Douglas loved to laugh. He was known for giving small tokens of appreciation to others. He enjoyed going for walks, attending the Dana Reunion, and taking trips to Maine in the fall.


Douglas leaves behind his beloved wife Dolores, his brother Richard Cooley of Petersham and many nieces and nephews.


He was predeceased by his brothers Earl Cooley of Barre, Dorrance Cooley of Fitzwilliam, NH, Dwight Cooley of Barre, and sisters Betty Bryant of Petersham, Louise Reed of Athol, Florence May Avery of Barre, Sally Norcross of Ithaca N.Y. and Lucille Davis of Liberty ME.


A graveside service will be held at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Easthampton, on December 9, 2023 at Noontime.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dakin Animal Hospital.

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