Thomas F. Cooney Jr. of Ossipee, NH formerly of Billerica, MA


Thomas Frederick Cooney Jr, 66, of Ossipee, NH, formerly of Billerica, MA died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Wolfeboro Bay Center.

He was married to Diane Cooney with whom he would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on February 10.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marjorie Cooney. He graduated from Keith Academy High School with the class of 1968 and went on to earn a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in 1972

He was employed at Varian Associates in Beverly, MA as an Accounting Supervisor where he met his wife Diane. He proudly owned and operated Grey Owl Landscaping in Wenham and worked at the Salt Box Nursery in Billerica. Retired in 2012.

Thomas was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Billerica in 1972 and a past member of the Billerica Elks. He loved to golf, ski, hike and had a passion for landscaping

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Gregory Hietenan; his sister Kathleen Sasonoff and husband John of Natick, MA; sister-in-law Debby Butler and husband Richard of Kingston, NH; two brother-in-laws, Jack Delaney and wife Denise of Middleton, MA, and Richard Delaney of Lunenburg, MA; his mother-in-law Marjorie Delaney of North Andover, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Thursday 10 to 11 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11 A.M. in DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD,MA. Burial at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


February 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


February 9, 2017
11:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Virtual Private Server says:

    She loved her cat, Bean and was happy when her brother Joe adopted her when she had to leave her home that she loved in the Fenway. Brother of Joao Monteiro DosSantos, Theresa Monteiro DosSantos, Januario Oliveira, and Carlene DosSantos.

  2. Ann Olkkola says:

    Dear Diane
    I was so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He and Peter have much to catch up on. They can renew their old friendship.
    Good memories will keep him near.
    Thirty three years…congratulations!
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Rita Sheehan Devens says:

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Diane, Gregory, Kathleen and John


    Rita Sheehan Devens and family (mother was Mary Dolan)
    Silver Spring, MD

  4. Don Kearney says:

    Tom and I worked together for many years at Varian in Beverly. He was a great person. Someone who always had a smile on his face.

    He will be missed.

    Rest in Peace my friend.

  5. Sam Brainerd says:

    Tommy and I were good friends and classmates in Billerica elementary schools from our first grade through our fifth. He was born one day after me, which gave us an added connection, and we played together at each other’s houses when we were boys. Tommy was a really fine boy: smart, friendly, never mean. I wish I had kept up with him as we grew up, but my father did. They served together on the Billerica Board of Selectmen and Dad always liked and respected Tom. I last saw Tom in the late ’90s when I visited Dad and found my old friend there, too. Tom said, “I bet you don’t recognize me,” but I was already exclaiming, “Tommy!” I will always remember him fondly as one of my very best friends during our boyhood.

    Sam Brainerd

    • Diane Cooney says:

      Sam, Although we never met Tom spoke of you often and told me many stories of your friendship. We had many visits with your Dad who was a wonderful man. Tom also considered you one of his dearest friends.


  6. Sharon & Ken says:

    We’ve lost one of the good ones. We’re proud to call Tom our friend. His laugh was infectious – many great memories will remain with us forever. We wouldn’t have our house in Maine without Tom’s help and his beautiful wife Diane. It’s hard to believe he is gone! We will miss him and keep him in our hearts forever. Thank you Tom for all you did for us and for your friendship. We love you and Diane.

    • Diane Cooney says:

      Thank you to our dear friends Sharon and Ken. We have many wonderful memories together. Love you both, Diane

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