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EUNICE PACKARD COONEY IS DEAD; ANCESTORS FOUGHT IN REVOLUTION

A memorial Mass for Eunice Packard Cooney, 98, the descendant of Revolutionary War soldiers, will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark's Catholic Church, 401 Woodward Ave.

Mrs. Cooney, who died Sunday (Jan. 21, 1990) in Sisters Hospital, was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

The widow of Edwin R. Cooney, founder of Cooney Air Conditioning Inc., she was descended from John Packard and Abner Leach, Revolutionary War veterans who were given land grants in the Ohio Western Reserve.

Her father, Mark A. Packard, was a pioneer in the development of West Virginia coal fields, and her cousin, who taught her to drive, was James W. Packard, inventor of the Packard automobile.

Mrs. Cooney graduated from Buffalo Seminary in 1911 and was a member of its Graduate Association. She also was a member of St. Mark's Church for 65 years and was a former president of St. Mark's Guild and a member of the Seton Guild of Sheehan Memorial Hospital and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Buffalo Yacht Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis Ann Kolb of Amherst, N.H.; a son, E. Robert Jr.; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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