Camille “Cookie” Coleman, 77, a lifelong resident of Moosic and a 1961 graduate of Moosic High School, passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2021. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Goss, born on October 18, 1943, in the Greenwood section of Moosic.
Cookie was a devoted member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She worked many years for American Can Company prior to her career in the exports department of Flowserve Corporation, Moosic, where she there retired. Cookie served as Judge of Elections for Moosic Borough. She was also a member of both the Women’s Guild and the Greenwood Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary.
There is a largeness of spirit and a radiance of light that when dimmed, takes our breath away. To those that knew the radiance of Cookie Coleman, the world is not the same without her.
In her final weeks of life, Cookie was held in the highest of prayers by the countless people whose lives she touched. To family and close friends, she was known as “the boss”, naturally winning the respect, adoration, and love of those in her “inner circle”, which was vast; including her family, friends of her daughters and their families, and friends she made throughout her working years and extensive activities within her community and church. She seemed to know mostly everyone. If she took a shine
to you—she’d make you feel as if you were the most
important person in the world. Her magnetic, extraordinary personality lit up any room she was in.
She was a great cook and famous for her pizza—which for many, was the highlight of the Greenwood Picnic each year. Those who knew her well, likely heard her say: “I might have a big mouth, but I make a helluva pizza!”
Cookie was a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother who rarely missed any of her grandchildren’s sporting events, activities, or milestones. Adored by her daughters, she helped to shape their own magnetic, kind, and caring personalities.
To say that she will be missed is an understatement. But there is great comfort in the hundreds of people who have their own “Cookie Coleman” stories. There is no doubt that the vibrancy of her spirit will be kept alive through the sharing of these stories. To have touched so many is the mark of a good life. In our own lives, we can only hope to live in ways that we leave the sort of legacy Cookie left behind—a legacy of love, close connection, loyalty, care, tremendous humor, and endless amounts of good will.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her 3 sisters 4 brothers and her son-in-law John “Kuch” Kuchinski.
She is survived by the love of her life and high school sweetheart John C. Coleman; January 31st would’ve marked their marriage celebration of 59 years, in addition to her daughters and son-in-laws Robin Kuchinski, Kim Coleman- and Frank Potter and Camille and Bruce Chickeletti. Also surviving are her granddaughters and their husbands: Kaitlyn and Bobby Falandysz, Lindsay and Philip Dunn, Alexa Potter, Julia and Gianna Chickeletti, great grandson, Philip John Coleman Dunn, her brother John Goss and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, PA 18641 with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call for a walk through visitation on Monday morning from 9:30 am until time of mass. Please be mindful that protective masks and safe social distancing are mandatory at all times.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.