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Eleanor Cookis

Eleanor Margaret Cookis (Brown)

Friday, July 19th, 1940 - Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Eleanor Margaret (Brown) Cookis, 80, died Friday September 18, 2020 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY. She was a longtime resident of North Adams, MA until she moved to Bennington, VT and Feura Bush, NY to be near her daughters.
She was born in North Adams, MA on July 19, 1940, a daughter of the late George and Florence (Coon) Brown. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School.
Up until her retirement, Eleanor was the opening manager at McDonald's in North Adams where she always greeted the regulars with their usual and everyone else with a smile. She also worked in the pressroom of The Transcript for nearly 3 decades. When she was younger, she worked at the soda fountain at the Apothecary Hall and as a secretary at Sprague Electric Company. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Eleanor was a talented ceramics painter and enjoyed crafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing and cardmaking. She loved shopping and casino trips with family and friends, as well as puzzles and Christmas movies! She was an active member of the Bennington Senior Center.
Eleanor was a loving wife and a devoted mother and grandmother. She was dedicated to her family and friends and happiest when she was a caretaker. She was a strong advocate for family, empathic, kind and generous, and would help anybody that needed her. She valued hard work and taught her family to always do more and strive for their best.
She was the widow of Macy Cookis who died on December 30, 2005. They were married on April 22, 1961. Survivors include her daughter - Holly Cookis Michaelson and her husband, Jeffrey of Delmar, NY and two grandchildren - Erika McCarthy of Hoboken, NJ and Thomas McCarthy Jr. of Clifton Park, NY. She also leaves two sisters - Helen Haley of North Adams and Georgene Brown of Adams and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters - Lynn Marie Cookis who died on May 28, 1991 and Hope Ann Cookis-McCarthy who died on May 13, 2015. Her sister, Pearl Little is deceased.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service for Eleanor Cookis will be held Saturday September 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Southview Cemetery. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Homes. A calling hour will be held Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association http://act.alz.org/goto/eleanorcookis or Boy’s Town in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Flynn&Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel
    Address
    74 Marshall St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Southview Cemetery
    Address
    1075 South Church St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dariusz Wudarski
  • Interment

    Location
    Southview Cemetery
    Address
    1075 South Church St.
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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Love, Aunt Riva, Uncle Joel, Marty, Rachel & Mike&

Posted at 11:25am
We are so saddened over the loss of your mom/grandma. Eleanor loved you so much! Our thoughts & prayers are with you! Wish we could be there!
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Posted at 05:57pm
Eleanor was a loving mother, grandmother and wife! She always put her family 1st!
She will be dearly missed by all! Our deepest condolences go out to Holly, Jeff, Erika & Thomas!
We love you all very much! Love always, Aunt Riva & Uncle Joel
MJ

Monica Jones

Posted at 10:10am
I’m so very sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. She was a very sweet woman and I enjoyed our visits. My deepest condolences to you all. May she Rest In Peace.
JR

Jackie Restino

Posted at 08:27pm
Dear Holly, Erika, Thomas and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Ell's passing. She was a wonderful woman and an amazing grandma. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
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Posted at 03:56pm
Holly, Ellie will always be alive in our thoughts and prayers...but our thoughts and prayers are also very much with you as well on this difficult day
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