Cooney, Meghan Catherine, aged 28, died unexpectedly in Boston on January 29th. She was the daughter of Edward J. and Mary C. (O’Reilly) Cooney of North Kingstown. She is also survived by her two brothers, Edward J. Cooney, Jr. of Boston, MA, and Neal T. Cooney of North Kingstown. She was the granddaughter of Catherine A. O’Reilly of Bourne, MA and the late Thomas J. O’Reilly and the late Judge John P. and Margaret M. Cooney.
Meghan was a third year law student at Boston College Law School and had accepted an offer to work at the law firm of Edwards, Angel, Palmer, and Dodge upon graduation. Meghan was a graduate of the Prout School where she was Student Government President and Salutatorian of her class. At Prout she captained the soccer, basketball and softball teams and was selected first team all division in all three sports. She also was the Captain of the Boys Tennis Team her junior year. She was an avid Red Sox fan.
Meghan graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with honors and worked at Butler Hospital in Providence as a Research Associate prior to attending law school. She was awarded a highly prestigious LEND Fellowship for the 2006-2007 academic year, the only law student in the United States to receive this fellowship. As a LEND Fellow, Meghan was working at Boston Children’s Hospital on the rights of the developmentally delayed individuals.
Meghan was a member of the Dunes Club and the Point Judith Country Club where she was Girls Club Tennis champion several years as a young girl.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church, 415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Visiting hours Friday 4-8pm in the FAGAN-QUINN Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02906, in memory of Meghan C. Cooney, will be appreciated.
Reported: 01/30/07 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)