Josephine (Juliana) Cooley-Wyda, formerly of Uniontown, PA., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Pinehurst, N.C. where she recently moved to be with her son and daughter-in-law, Paul Cooley and Rosemarie DeCarlo-Cooley. Born December 4, 1923, and raised in Smock, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Juliana and beloved wife of the late Paul Cooley Sr. and the late George (Jess) Wyda. She was the loving mother of the late Joseph R. Cooley and Paul Cooley Jr. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands and son, she is also preceded in death by 3 brothers; John, Dominic , and Louis Juliana and a sister; Antoinette (Jean) Ballas. Due to her passion and love of children she was affectionally called "Mum Josie" and none more caring than her extended family of Rachael Dileo and Julie Broadwater. Rachael made a special phone call everynight for 15 years which ended with "here's a kiss for you".
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. in the Thomas M. Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown. A blessing in the funeral home will take place on Thursday, May 20, at 10 A.M. with Rev. Ronald Larko officiating and burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Uniontown. The William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford St., Duquesne (412) 466-8555 is serving the Cooley-Wyda family and is handling the arrangements.
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