Obituary, Brendan Philip Cooney

Brendan Philip Cooney, 83, a longtime Dover Plains resident, died on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at his home. Mr. Cooney was an installer for Lucent Technologies in New York City for many years.

Born on March 15, 1941 in Flushing, NY, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Carberry) Cooney. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. Brendan was an avid supporter of all service men and women, he held them and the American Flag in the highest regard.

He was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Dover Plains, and frequently attended mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Millbrook, as well as Sacred Heart in Kent, CT. Brendan graciously supported Catholic missionaries from around the world, as well as supporting many local parishes. Over the years, he formed many lasting friendships with clergy members and parishioners.

Mr. Cooney is survived by his wife, Rita Henneberger Cooney of Wingdale, NY; a son, Matthew Cooney of Dover Plains, NY and two daughters, Kerry Cooney and her partner, William Yeno, IV of Dover Plains, NY and Megan Langton and her husband, Robert Langton, Jr. of Millbrook, NY. He is also survived by a sister, Claire Ann Cooney of Hackettstown, NJ; three grandchildren, Jonathan Zimlinghaus, Madison Yeno and Mazzy Langton and a great grandchild, Navail Zimlinghaus. He will be missed by his canine companions, Larry and Charlie.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2014 at Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Mill St., Dover Plains, NY. Burial with military honors will follow at the Veterans’ Section at St. Charles Cemetery in Dover Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or at or The Little Guild, 285 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796 or at To send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News