It is with great heartbreak that we announce the passing of Caroline Cooley Loeb of Mt. Kisco, NY on March 15th, 2022 at the age of 64 after a courageous and selfless eight-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Caroline faced a terminal diagnosis head-on with unwavering strength. She lived and thrived during the past years with more fun and compassion than many create in a lifetime.
Caroline was born on May 15th, 1957 in New Haven, CT to Irwin and Helena Cooley, whose strong Jewish and Swedish heritages influenced Caroline throughout her life. She grew up in Troy, NY and later attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where she was lovingly given the nickname “Cools.”
Caroline’s commitment to advocacy and her boundless empathy led her to law school and later to a career as a public defender at The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. After leaving the field of law, Caroline devoted herself to her local community through tireless volunteer work. She continued her service to the public by becoming the executive director of the Mt. Kisco Chamber of Commerce.
Caroline was a trailblazer and a force of life. She was hilarious with infectious energy, and she made others feel special just for being themselves and nothing more. Her profound kindness for others is leaving an immeasurable loss — a life taken too soon but one lived so deeply
Caroline is survived by her husband, Harvey, children, Greg and Brita, and brothers, Erik (Cathy) and Jack (Jenny).
A service to celebrate Caroline’s life will be held at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY on Monday, March 21st at 11:30am.
The family will sit shiva at their home on Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd from 3pm-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Community Center of Northern Westchester (communitycenternw.org) or the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry (mountkiscofoodpantry.org).