EDITH V. COOK

October 23, 1934 – January 8, 2016

Highland Mills, NY

Edith V. Cook of Highland Mills, NY entered into eternal rest surrounded by her family on January 8, 2016 in Marco Island, FL. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth; they were married for 57 years. The cherished mother of seven children, Edith is survived by Christina Longinott of New Windsor, spouse David, Alicia Brinkman of Raleigh, NC, spouse Robert, Judith Waye of Cornwall, spouse Thomas,Peter Cook of Martha’s Vineyard, spouse Heidi, Matthew Cook of New Paltz, spouse Jill, and Andrew Cook of Wallkill, spouse Barbara. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth. Edith is loved by thirteen grandchildren and great granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister, Irene Freitsche of Citrus Springs, FL.

Edith was a graduate of Misericordia Hospital, School of Nursing in New York City. She worked over twenty years for the New York Blood Center and shared many friendships with co-workers. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Highland Mills. In her free time, Edith greatly enjoyed the friendship and activities at the Woodbury Senior Center. Edith’s legacy is undoubtedly her children and the lessons of unconditional love, kindness and warmth she cast wherever she was. She will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 15th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 16th at St. Patrick’s Church in Highland Mills. She will be laid to rest with her son in Cemetery of The Highlands in Highland Mills, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial donations to American Lung Association www.lung.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. 845-782-8185 www.ssqfuneralhome.com

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