Barbara A. Cool away peacefully at home on Sunday, (November 19) with her family by her side. She worked at the Geneva Forge for several years and then on to Seneca Army Depot from where she retired. Barb enjoyed her winters in Florida and her summers on Seneca Lake, bowling, bingo, the occasional trip to the casino and entertaining her family.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday (November 24) at McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home, 45 High Street, Geneva New York. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, 130 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Geneva, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Varick Volunteer Fire Department, 4682 NY-96A, Geneva, NY 14456. Arrangements have been entrusted to Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home. (585) 223-4840
She will be sorely missed by her son, Charles (Patricia); daughter, Catherine; daughter-in-law, Patsy Cool; grandchildren Lori (Josh) Westervelt, Greg (Brooke) Cool, William “”Billy”” (Alyssa Thomas) Parish; Lisa Peck and Craig Kaufman; her beloved great- grandchildren Ethan and Blake Westervelt, Madilyn and James Cool, Madison Kaufman, Jake Peck, and Lucas Parish; brothers Ben Ridley, Bruce Ridley and Ronald Ridley; sister-in-law, Charlotte Ridley; brother-in-law, Bill Poormon; many nieces & nephews; her companion of several years, Ramon “”Bus”” Haines. Barb was preceded in death her loving husband, Charles “”Bud”” Cool in 1996; and her son, James “”Jimmy”” Cool in 2006; brother, Louis Ridley; and sister, Gail Poormon; and sister-in-law, Olivia Ridley.