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Eileen Martin

September 13, 1941 — April 22, 2024

Eileen Cooney Martin was born September 13, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Edward J. and Evelyn R. (Monk) Cooney. When she was nine years old, her father was transferred to Albuquerque, NM where they lived for seven years. Then they moved to New Jersey where she graduated from Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, NJ and Nurses' training at All Souls Hospital, School of Nursing in Morristown, NJ.

In January 1966 she married Paul W. Monroe in Inglewood, CA. They had four sons and lived in CA, UT, and AZ.

In 1980 the family moved to Prescott, AZ. In 1987 Eileen married Dan Martin.

Eileen loved Nursing and was the nurse at Prescott High School in Prescott, AZ for seventeen years. She, also worked in Obstetrics for twenty-six years in various hospitals where they lived.

Her sons were always the greatest joy in her life.

In 2015 she returned to Albuquerque to live. She belonged to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish where she was a Choir member and an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. She valued her warm friendships with parish members.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory M.; her parents, Edward and Evelyn Cooney, and her brother, Joseph E. Cooney and Dan Martin.

She is survived by her sons, Christopher of Phoenix, David of Santa Fe and Kevin of Alburquerque; her sister, Kathy (Robert) LaBombard; her nephews, Matthew (Brady) LaBombard of New York and Timothy LaBombard of Scottsdale, AZ. Also, her sister-in-law, Patricia Cooney of Chatham, NJ and her nieces, Erin (John) Qualter and their children, Sienna, Mia, and Hudson of Fair Haven, NJ and Bridget Noe and her daughter, Peyton, of Baltimore, MD. Her three NM cousins, James D. Cooney of Santa Fe; Margaret Cooney of Albuquerque; and John (Jill) Cooney of Albuquerque plus several cousins in IL and MI. She has a dear friend of many years Mary Alice White and her husband, Don of Prescott, AZ.  
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