Charlotte Taylor Cooney, Obituary


Charlotte Taylor Cooney, a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and accomplished woman, passed away on July 18, 2023, at the age of 93. Born on March 27, 1930, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Charlotte’s life was filled with love and a deep commitment to making a positive impact on those around her.

Charlotte and her sister Isabel were celebrated identical twins in Indianapolis. They each pursued higher education at Depauw University, where both majored in psychology and became cherished members of Kappa Alpha Theta. Charlotte led the sorority’s dance troupe as a choreographer, and formed many lifelong friendships with her Theta sisters.

After graduation, Charlotte worked for Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her next big adventure was a months-long tour of Europe with her twin and a dear friend, before moving to New York City where she met and married William Henry Cooney of Rochester, New York. Together, they raised three children.

Professionally, Charlotte pursued several careers and flourished during her time at the American Management Association in New York City in the 1980s. Her dedication and passion for her work left a lasting impact on her colleagues and the organization.

In her retirement, Charlotte continued to embody a spirit of giving back to the community. She found great joy tutoring elementary school children in math and reading. Charlotte was also an enthusiastic poet who loved to express herself through witty verses written to friends and loved ones.

Charlotte leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She is survived by her twin sister, Isabel Dewey, three children, Anita, Barbara, and Michael, and four grandchildren.

In this time of loss, we find solace in knowing that Charlotte is reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her. May her spirit of love, compassion, and dedication continue to inspire all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation or The Michael J Fox Foundation, in honor of Charlotte’s struggle with the disease.

Rest in peace, dear Charlotte. Your light will forever shine in our hearts.

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