COOK – Onita Gertrude, 93, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor, Liverpool on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Born in East Port Medway, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late William and Maisie (Cahoon) Wamboldt.
Onita served as Brooklyn’s post mistress for eleven years and worked for home care. She will be fondly remembered for her passion for jewelry and fashion. She was all about the “bling” as well as her talent for singing. She loved to spend time with her friends and especially her family.
She is survived by her daughters Fran (Graham) Gordon of Brooklyn; Karen (Ron) Roy of Liverpool and Pat Laing of Bridgewater. 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Her sister Vera Parks of Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by her first husband George Ells, her second husband Irving Cook; her son Wayne, her grandson Wade, her sisters Edith, Etta, Frances and Sadie and her brothers Edward, Adrian, Stanley, Maurice and Keith.
Visitation will be Friday, June 17, 2016 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens Manor, Liverpool. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Yvette Collings/Doug Smith
Doug and I send our heartfelt condolences to everyone during this difficult time. I will always remember her as “Nan” and cherish the time we had together when I was last “home.”
Betty Anne Keddy
, Karen, Ron & Family:
I was saddened to learn of Onita’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories, laughs and good times with your mom carry you through the days ahead. It was an honor to care for Onita during her stay at the Manor. I will truly miss the hugs we shared, she was an awesome lady.
Helen Fox & Dorothy Lewis
So sorry to hear that Onita has passed away.Such a lovely,classy lady, going to miss our talks.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Pat and Karen,Please accept Richard’s and my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom .How lucky you have been to have had her for so long .. May the love of your family and many friends .help you through this sad time .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard
Karen and Family
So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. My thoughts are with you.
Karen, Ron and family, we knew Onita for a long time and she always made us feel like family. She was a very sweet person and we feel blessed to have known her. As you travel through this hard time remember she will be watching over you until you meet her again. Our prayers are with you. Love from your friends Nancy and Ernie.
valerie & gary joudrey
karen and ronnie roy, i am so sorry to have read that your mother had passed away. may she rest in peace. our thoughts go out to you and your family.
so sorry for ur loss.
To Fran, Karen and families. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Years ago I enjoyed helping care for her after surgery a recently enjoyed visiting her at the Manor. On it a was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. Keep all your wonderful memories close. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron & Barb Campbell
To the Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Onita was a lovely lady and she will be missed.
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother.
Cathy (Richardson) O’Brien
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Karen Ronnie & Family,
So very sorry for your loss, your Mom was a very sweet lady and will be missed.
ron,karen and family
sorry to hear of your moms passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this
robert and jean huskins and family
To all her family she was my next door neighbour when i moved to where i live so very sorry for your loss rip Onita
Muriel & Joe Miller
Thinking of you all during this time of loss. So blessed to have so much love in her life. Positive Thoughts & Prayers to All of You ❤
clyde and janir trimper
so sorry to hear prayers and thoughts are with you all she is an angel looking down saying what a wonderful family i have she will never be forgotten to all that knew her clyde and janie trimper
Sorry to hear of Nita’s passing. She was a lovely lady who always had time for family and friends.
Wanda &Wade Crouse
Sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady
Queenie Irwin and Ruby Scobey
Mom( Ruby), Nancy and I send our sincere condolences to all Onita’s family. We will miss her at the Manor.
Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp
Our deepest sympathy to all of Onita’s family. We hadn’t seen her for quite a while but remember well. Share your memories with each other. God bless you all.
Evelyn and Wayne
Sorry for your loss Karen and family.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
Karen, Ron & Family:
So sorry to hear of Onita’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Mom always
told us the stories of her and your mother going to school together. At one
time before Mom passed away, her an Onita were in the hospital at the same
time and Mom was so happy because the nurses took her down to see Onita
a few times. Keep all your cherished memories close and hopefully that
will help to heal your heart. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this
most difficult time. Take Care.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We wish to send sincere condolences to Karen, Fran & Pat & families, on the passing of your wonderful Mother & friend. She will be remembered for her loving ways. Many fond memories of Neta when she lived in Brooklyn. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett.
Karen, Ron, Colleen, Shawn and family – my sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your mother/grandmother. It is so sad to see them leave you, but you were blessed with a long and happy life with her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Stay strong and God Bless.
Carol Anne and Orris Whynot
So sorry for your loss Karen and family will miss her big smile and chats up at the manor our thoughts and prayers are with you
I wish to send condolences to Karen, Fran and family. I use to play with you brother many years ago, went to school with you both and your mother became my step Grandmother. I personally only remember a family dinner with her and Grandfather Cook when I returned from living in Puerto Rico in the 1983 or 84. She out lasted all of my immediate family. Best wishes to all of you.
Irving &Jeanette Whynot
Karen &Ronnie &Families : So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time . Take care .
Karen & Ronnie & Families :So sorry to hear about your Mom . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .Take care .
Stewart & Rose Mooers
To Onita’s family our deepest sympathy. She and Stewart’s mom were really great friends when they lived in the apartments side by side in Liverpool. May all your memories get you through this difficult time.
Chester Whynot (nephew) and family
Condolences to all on Onita”s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
What a sweet, beautiful woman is now singing in God’s choir!!! Onita was always a joy to work for with a twinkle in her eye and a tale to tell. Go well and safely Onita. My condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed.
Wayne and Pam Westhaver
Karen, Ronnie & Family;so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Doug and Sylvia Zwicker, Brian and Kim Mansfield
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sorry to hear onita’s passing. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful heart.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Karen and families, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Zona and Stephen Hatt
To Mrs Cook’s Family,
To know your mom was to love her.and yes she loved her” bling”. Always ready to give a hug and that beautiful smile when ever our paths would cross. She was an ” adopted ” grandmother to most of every child in Brooklyn including my husband..He adored her, but who could resist for she had the soul of an angel. When our son was born she would make the comment ‘ I wonder if he knows what a fortunate child he is ‘. That wonderful sparkle in her eyes may now be closed here on earth but there is now a new star sparkling in our sky. We pray that knowing how much kindness and light she brought to others over so many years will help as you grieve the loss of this gentle lady. May the Lord be with you all. Our deepest sympathy.
Zona and Stephen
Chester, and Myrtle Whynot and family,
Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy to all. May memories of happier times spent together give you comfort in the days ahead.
I’m so sorry to read of Mrs.Cook’s passing. She was certainly blessed with a long life and a loving family. My sincere sympathy to all.
Sorry for your loss i always loved collecting my paper money for the chronical hearld because i would always stay and have a chat she was a beautiful person. Please take care family because i know she will be a great loss