ST. ALBANS - Joan P. Cooney, 64, died Nov. 30, 2012, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Pittsfield, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 18, 1948, in Hartland, daughter of Basil and Florice (Perkins) Clowry.
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Joan was a great cook and enjoyed preparing food for her family and friends. She worked for RSU No. 19 for several years and later for Dexter Shoe Co., Dexter. She loved her afternoons sitting in the sun.
She is survived by her husband, George Cooney; daughter, Sandy Bussell and husband, Craig; son, Mike Cooney and fiancee, Kristen Forrest; grandchildren, Dakota, Mikayla and Devin Bussell, and Makenzie and Maya Cooney, all of St. Albans; special friends, Deb, Randy, Richard, Sandra, Robin, Tonya, Alice and Bill, all of the Ripley/St. Albans area.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for a scholarship fund in her memory care of Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union, 73 Main St., Dexter, ME 04930. Services are planned for the spring, at a time to be announced. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 3, 2012