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Susan M. Cook

April 17, 2015

Susan M. Cook

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.


#8 Jeff Hinckley 2015-04-21 08:11
My love and prayers are with you and your family Amy.
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#7 Bruce Wright 2015-04-20 10:41
Amy, Gene and girls,

We are deeply sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I know that she is in a good place now (probably playing cards with Shelly). She will always be with you in your hearts and memories.
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#6 Jana Parody 2015-04-19 23:16
Amy, Gene & family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom! I just loved her! She was such a caring and special person...I also love the way she would always "tell it like it is! " Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Fond memories! She will be missed!
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#5 Claudia D Smith 2015-04-19 17:54
Amy and family,I am sorry to hear of your loss.

It has been years and years since I "hung out" with your family but I have fond memories of your Mom and her upbeat personality and her interesting conversations. The Hungarian connection didn't hurt either. My Mom remembers her too.
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#4 Susan Flynn 2015-04-19 11:06
Amy and family! I was saddened to hear about your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her and the fun we all had-She was always quick with a smile and had such an infectious laugh! I will miss her and will remember you all in my prayers! I am fortunate to have known her and to have had her in my life!
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#3 Richard E Hurd 2015-04-19 10:00
Sue was a great lady. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to work with her for over five years as the District Sales Manager for Nationwide Insurance. She was always cheerful, positive, and was full of laughter and the simple joys of life. She could also bake a great apple desert!
I think of her often, and her memory makes me smile.
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#2 Claire Travis 2015-04-19 09:47
To Amy:
I was so sorry to read of Susan's death. I only knew her when she worked for your Uncle Frank. I also worked in the same building for the NYS Women's Bowking Assoc. and we had a lot of coffee breaks together. That was many years ago. I had also met you back then but you were a young girl then.
Condolences to you and your family.
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#1 Philip Carpenter 2015-04-19 07:57
My condolences to the family, I worked with Susan at Nationwide back in the early '70's, she was always a pleasant woman.
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