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Lena Lucienne Cooley

Lena Lucienne Cooley (McKenney), of Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully, at Life Care of Wilbraham, Massachusetts on June 13, 2021.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, David Vincent Cooley. Lena also leaves behind a daughter, Linda Levesque, of Amity, Maine; and three sons: Bob Levesque (Jill) of Springfield, Massachusetts, Michael Levesque (Connie) of Plato, Missouri, Philip Levesque (Nancy) of Springfield, Massachusetts. She has 6 grandchildren; Jason Levesque (Ashley) of Santa Rosa, Florida, Bernadette Fleming (Joe) of Amity, Maine, Elizabeth Keeton (Winn) of Ocala, Florida, David Williams (Tonia) of Westfield, Massachusetts, Carl LeMaire of Plato, Missouri, Christopher Tibbetts of Springfield, Massachusetts. She also has 12 great grandchildren; Joseph, Shawn, Lucius, Solomon and, Johanna Fleming, Jordan and Jasmine Martins, Julianna and Jayce Williams, Olivia Levesque, Kaylynn Braswell-Fye, and Evan Keeton.

Lena is also survived by her two brothers, Phillip Szenkum of Pinellas Park, Florida and Robert Szenkum of Largo, Florida. She has several nieces, nephews & great nieces & great nephews that she loved dearly. She was like a mother to many others like Jimmy and Billy Place and many others. She was predeceased by her parents, Carroll McKenney and Lucienne Dupuis Szenkum and her sister, Florence Fontaine.

Lena was born on October 15, 1936, in Auburn, Maine. She grew up in Augusta, and Lewiston, Maine she had a variety of jobs like Shoe factory in Lewiston, Me, Buxtons, Amvets in Chicopee, delivering newspapers, Avon, School crossing guard, and bus monitors after moving to Springfield, Massachusetts.

Lena loved spending time with her family. She had a fun, sassy, and witty personality! Her eyes would light up when she smiled! Loved crocheting, had many animals and fishes. Lena loved taking trips with her good friends Arlene and Pearl. She also loved going to Vermont with her husband. In her younger years she loved taking trips to Maine to visit family like the Levesques’; Mckenneys’; Dupius’; and Cotes’ and going to their camps. Especially, Cote's Dairy where the kids and her enjoy their chocolate milk and ice cream. Lena also came very close to mastering the boomerang shoe. Lena will be overwhelmingly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to (SPCA), (St. Jude Children’s Hospital), or (American Heart Association)

Williamsburg Funeral Home was entrusted with her care.

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