Obituary of Jayne Helen Cooley
Cooley – Jayne Helen
October 19, 2018; Retired U.S. Army, Full Bird Colonel, Jayne Cooley died suddenly at age 67. Funeral Services, with full military honors, will be conducted at 11:00 am, November 10th, at St. Margaret’s RC Church on Hertel Ave. Following the Mass, burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Born & raised in Buffalo, Ms. Cooley graduated from Holy Angels Academy in 1969 and the Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing in 1972. She was a Surgical Nurse for 11 years and performed private medical services for over 25 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army, she served in the military for over 32 years as a Colonel. Since 2012, Jayne has been our regional hospital emergency preparedness coordinator for all the hospitals in the eight counties of Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua). Jayne was our contract employee and fulfilled her duties through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for supporting hospital emergency preparedness and emergency response. In her position, Jayne worked closely with state and county health departments, regional and statewide hospital associations, and hospitals across the region. Jayne was ready to lend a hand when needed, including assisting with supporting our regional hospital mutual aid plan and helping to represent and support members during winter storms and flooding, and by documenting and moving patients after a structural failure at a nursing facility. She will be missed by all. She was deployed to the Gulf War "Operation Desert Storm" and earned the rank of Full Bird Colonel, before her Honorable Discharge in 2011. She was the cherished sister of Barbara Cooley, Joseph E. (Rosemary) Cooley Jr., Paul J. (Sandy), Kevin P. (Leslie). Loving Aunt to 10 nieces and nephews, great Aunt to 12 nieces and nephews. Colonel Cooley was an outstanding and loyal soldier, as well as an amazing Caregiver to many Buffalo families and a competent Surgical Nurse. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Jayne’s name, may be made to the American Legion. https://www.legion.org/donate
COOLEY - Jayne Helen
Passed away suddenly on October 19, 2018 at
the age of 67. Cherished sister of Barbara Cooley,
Joseph E. (Rosemary) Cooley, Jr., Paul J.
(Sandy), and Kevin P. (Leslie) Cooley. Loving aunt to 10
nieces and nephews and great-aunt to 12 great-nieces and great-nephews. No
prior visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday,
November 10th at 11 AM at St. Margaret’s Church, 1395 Hertel Ave.,
Buffalo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
American Legion, www.legion.org/donate. Colonel Cooley was an outstanding and
loyal soldier, as well as an amazing caregiver to many Buffalo families and
a competent Surgical Nurse. Condolences at www.jerfh.com. Arrangements by
JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.