Ann Cook, 88, passed away early Friday morning (January 5, 2018), at Geneva General Hospital.
Friends and family may call, Monday (January 8) from 4 – 7 p.m. at Mull Funeral Home Inc. 113 Virginia St. Waterloo. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (January 9) at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church, Waterloo, burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waterloo.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Saint Mary’s Parish Festival C/O Saint Mary’s Church, 25 Center Street, Waterloo, New York 13165.
Ann was born April, 28, 1929 in Utica, N.Y., the daughter of Hugh and Genevieve McCullough. She was one of the first female graduates of Elmira College in 1950, earning a degree in Chemistry and Biology. She moved to Geneva to work at the Cornell Experiment Station as a Chemist. This led her to meet her husband Bob of 50 years. They were married in 1953 and started their family in 1954. After raising six children, she returned to the workforce with the Finger Lakes Times Circulation Department. She started the careers of many paper carriers, some of whom she kept in touch with until her early 80’s. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s church, spending time as the religious education coordinator, Catholic daughters, and multiple committees. She also was a dedicated bridge player, and participated in many bridge clubs for over 50 years. Ann could often be found playing scrabble losing more than she won. Her true joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She took much enjoyment and pride as she witnessed the success of her kids, much due to her parental guidance. She enjoyed many trips to the Adirondacks, because this was time spent with the family. In September 2003, she fulfilled one of her dreams and visited Ireland with her sister Georgie, and daughter Marj. She would return to Ireland years later to continue her passion of the Irish. Ann will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. To her children, it will always be remembered that she lost few disagreements, and usually had the last word!! This was her true Irish heritage shining through.
Surviving are three sons Thomas (Karene) Cook of Florida, Christopher (Mary) Cook of Syracuse, William (Linda) Cook of Waterloo; two daughters Marjory (Edgar, her favorite son-in-law) Earnhart of Hilton and Patricia Meyer of Waterloo; seven grandsons Nicholas (Maria) and Gregory Earnhart, Zachary Cook, Patrick (Erin) and Daniel (Marilyn) Ferrell, Matthew and Jared Meyer; seven granddaughters Kate (Dan) Reynolds and Julie Earnhart, Ashleen, Lauren and Sara Cook, Megan and Emily Cook; four great-grandchildren Nicholas and Anna Earnhart, and Elisabeth and Meagan Corbett; several nieces and nephews.
Ann is predeceased by her husband, Bob; daughter, Rosemary Corbett; and sisters Georgie Williamson and Sue Balcum.