Patricia D. Cook
After a lengthy battle with health issues, Patricia D. Cook, age 75, of Tupper Lake, accepted God’s invitation to join him in his heavenly paradise.
Pat was born in Constable on March 17, 1945, the only child of Bernard F. and Hortense Collins Duffy. Born and raised on the family farm, Pat graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1963. She went on to Manpower, the Training Program, earning a certificate of completion. Pat went to work at Malone Central Schools and later the New York State Department of Correction, the Board of Cooperative Education Services and New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
She met her husband of 50 years, Bruce, while attending the Manpower program. After a very long courtship, the two were married at Notre Dame Church in Malone on May 1, 1971. The couple made their home on Fayette Road, Malone. They later moved to Tupper Lake in 1979.
Pat is survived by her husband and best friend Bruce, her son Brent of Tupper Lake, daughter Colleen Fish and her husband Matthew of Gansevoort, and grandson Chase Cook, who was the “apple of her eye” and whom she loved beyond measure. She is also survived by her sister Gertrude Clement of Tupper Lake; in-laws Gloria Smith of Chateaugay, Gary and his wife Irene of Higganum, Connecticut, Roger and his wife Wanda of Beekmantown, Sybil and her husband John of Malone, Wayne of Chateaugay, Doug and his wife Marsha of Brainardsville, Keith of Chateaugay, Carol and her husband Larry of Keota, Oklahoma, Kirby and his wife Marie of Chateaugay, and Kelly of Chateaugay. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, too many to count on both hands. Also surviving are her loving grand-dogs Emmit Grover Fish of Gansevoort and Beau Diddley of Tupper Lake. Pat is predeceased by her parents, infant sister Mary and sister-in-law Jill Marie Cook.
Pat enjoyed spending time with her family. She also liked cooking, social gatherings and RV camping. Pat was known for her generosity and love of children.
At Pat’s request, there will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will take place on Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. A burial will take place immediately following the services at Holy Name Cemetery in Tupper Lake. A celebration of life and get together will be held at a later date. Services are under the care and direction of Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake.
Donations in Pat’s memory can be made out to the L.P. Quinn Student Assistance Fund, at L.P. Quinn Elementary School, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake.
Online condolences can be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.
(Editor’s note: This article has been updated; a celebration of life will no longer take place immediately after the burial.)