Mary Ann “Warianen” Cook, 68, of 37 Kateri Tekakwitha Street, St. Regis, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2012 at Cornwall Community Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past four years.
Mary Ann was born January 15, 1944 on Yellow Island, the daughter of the late George and Annie Sharrow Cook.
Mary Ann was a seamstress in the Syracuse and Rochester area for many years. She also worked at one time at the Bombay Slipper Factory.
Mary Ann enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, going to the Palace and watching “The Bold and the Beautiful”. She truly devoted her life to her family; spending time and caring for them. She loved to tell stories of the old days. She was the “rock” of her family.
She is survived by her three children, Robert Cook, Sr., Carolyn Cook, and Eagle Cook (Eve Stacy), all of Akwesasne; her grandchildren, Robbie Jr., Shawna, Waylon, Shyla, Marcus, Mary Ann, Ruckus, Cherish, Thunderhawk, Chazy, Carma, Eagle, Jr., and two she raised, Jordan and Jerome; and her great-grandchildren, Bria, Sonnie, Camrie, Jadyen, and Eric.
Mary Ann is also survived by her siblings, Shirley Jacobs, Jenny Cook, Florence Delormiere, and Connie Cook all of St. Regis; Nancy and Cecil Ransom, and Ronnie and Lucille Cook, all of Cornwall Island; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Philomena “Mae” Thompson and her brothers, George Cook, Jr., Kenneth Peter Cook, and twins, Stanley and Joseph Cook.
Friends may call at the Akwesasne Homemakers, beginning 12:00 NOON, Tuesday until 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday 2:00 p.m. at St. Regis Catholic Church, with Rev. Jack L. Downs, celebrating.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Akwesasne Freedom School or the Snye Full Immersion Program.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com