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Patricia D. Cooke

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PHILADELPHIA- Patricia D. Cooke, 91, formerly of Church Street died Thursday afternoon February 6, 2014 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.

Born September 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and the late Adalyne O’Donnell Donnelly.

She graduated from Lowville Free Academy and completed courses at St. Josephs Hospital, Ithaca College, and Jefferson Community College.

She married Donald F. Cooke Sr. on May 29, 1941 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Lowville, NY. The couple moved to Philadelphia, NY in 1957 when Mr. Cooke became superintendent of Philadelphia. Mr. Cooke died November 29, 1988.

Mrs. Cooke retired as a Teaching Assistant from Jefferson Lewis BOCES on December 31, 1985.

She was a life member of the Philadelphia Fire Department Auxiliary, where she served as Chief and other offices. She also was a member of both Glenfield’s and Philadelphia’s PTA, was a Girl Scout leader for 20 years and served as an election inspector for the Town of Philadelphia. Mrs. Cooke was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was a Religious Ed. Teacher and a member of the church’s council, and was a member of the Philadelphia Quakers Red Hat Society

Survived by three sons, Donald Jr.and Brenda of Lowville, Kenneth and Sheila, Rochester, and Terrance and Marina, Philadelphia; .eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great grandchild; nieces and nephews.

A sister, Mary Fredenberg and a daughter, Lisa Adalyne, died before her.

The funeral will be 10:00 am Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Philadelphia.

Private burial at Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium will be in the spring.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Philadelphia Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary or to the Philadelphia Historical Society.

Condolences may be made at

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