John M. Cooney

John Martin Cooney, 71, of Chittenango, formerly of Binghamton, passed away on the morning of Friday June 28, 2019 at Iroquois Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas J. and Julia M. Driscoll Cooney, his brothers Thomas L. Cooney and Joseph Cooney and his brother-in-law Gary Lanpher. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Lanpher and Ann and Ken Abramczyk and his brother Daniel Cooney and Patrick Key; a sister-in-law Eileen Cooney; four nieces and nephews and many cousins as well as friends from Binghamton and Chittenango. John led a productive, unselfish life. He worked for 44 years at the Blind Workshop in Binghamton where he lived for 55 years. He enjoyed listening to basketball games, Yankee games and Library of Congress books for the blind. He played blind baseball and bowling for sports and regularly participated in the blind fishing excursions hosted by the Binghamton Lions Club. He moved to Chittenango where he was an active member of St. Patrick's Church for 16 years. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Highland Avenue, Binghamton, Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Whitney Point. The family will receive friends at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy in John's memory may be made to Association for Vision Rehab and Employment, 174 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.