April 17, 2015
Susan M. Cook, 85, Winslow St., Watertown passed away Friday morning, April 17, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Burial in Brookside Cemetery will be at the family's convenience. There will be no calling hours or funeral and arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Sue was born in Watertown on May 13, 1929, daughter of Andrew and Susan Molnar Cook. She graduated from Watertown High School and Watertown School of Commerce.
For several years she was a secretary at her brothers' business, Cook Engineering, and retired as district sales secretary for Nationwide Insurance, where she worked for many years. When her granddaughters were young, she volunteered for the Girl Scouts, teaching crafts. She enjoyed painting in several mediums and taught art at the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monestary. Her family, especially her granddaughters, were her focus and her heart.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Amy and Gene Quackenbush, Watertown; three granddaughters, Suzy Quackenbush, Sophie Quackenbush and husband, John Webb, and Sadie Quackenbush and companion, Michael Dion; great granddaughter, Madeline Dion; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Cook, Adams and Mary Cook, Gouverneur; and numerous nieces and nephews. Susan's four brothers, Frank, Andrew, John, and Joseph Cook, and her three sisters, Helen Smith, Mary Aitken, and Emma DesRosiers, died before her.
Donations in her name may be made to either Assoc. for the Blind & Visually Impaired of Jefferson Co., 321 Prospect St. or Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.