Mohawk, New York
June Caroline (Cooley) Holleran, (fondly known as Junebug), 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 in her home on Hinman Road, Mohawk.
She was born June 6, 1932 in East Herkimer, NY. She was educated in East Herkimer and Herkimer High School where she graduated as salutatorian of her class. She was married to Joseph M. Holleran and they enjoyed a blessed reunion of 40 years until his passing on April 27, 1994. June had attended the College of St. Rose and worked for Herkimer Hospital, Mohawk Valley General Hospital, and St Luke's Hospital in the billing office.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, parents Glen and Dorothy (Rowell) Cooley; siblings Glen Cooley, Gladys (Dippie) Nelson, Hazel (Hickie) Riordan, Ralph Cooley, and Elizabeth Cooper. June leaves her loving children, Kevin Holleran and wife Carole of Mohawk, Jeanne Bowman of Mohawk, David Holleran and wife Darlene of Ilion, Donald Holleran and wife Margaret of Ilion, Barbara Holleran of Seattle, and a son-in- law, Daniel Bowman of Indiana. Her loving grandchildren include William Bowman, SC, Daniel Bowman Jr., IN, Matthew Bowman, FL, Sarah Berthely, PA, Eric Holleran, Little Falls, Jennifer Denton, PA, Laura Holleran, Ilion, Cassandra Godfrey, New Hartford, Joseph Holleran, Ilion, Gina Hall, FL , Mark Holleran, CA, Manny Baez, CA and Nicole Jacobson of Seattle, along with her great grandchildren. June also leaves behind a sister, Jean Rinko and husband John of Saratoga Springs; brother-in-law, Tom Nelson of Ilion, brother and sister in law (and lifelong neighbors) Charles and Patricia Holleran of Mohawk. June also leaves behind many special friends including Shirley Mead and Seth Richardson, nieces and nephews.
June was an accomplished pianist, seamstress, cake decorator, and photographer. She loved her family dearly and they were always priority in her life. In her retirement she loved working in her garden and feeding and caring for “her birds”.
June and the Holleran family's care has been entrusted to Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5 (corner of Bidleman Road), Little Falls, 315-508-5131. Calling hours at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9-10:30 AM. Immediately following calling hours (10:30 AM) we will hold a celebration of June's life. COVID-19 procedures will be followed, please bring a mask. Graveside service will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, followed by a reception for family and friends in Ilion. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to MOVAC and the Mohawk Fire Department. Please click above to add to her online memorial.