In Memory Of

Mrs. Dorothy A.
A special request;



Upon entering the building:

1. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's guidance, all visitors must keep a mask or face covering on at all times and practice social distancing during the entire duration of their visitation. 

2. All persons attending will have their temperature taken upon entering the building. People attending will be asked to provide contact information (Full name and telephone number or email) for contact tracing should it become necessary. No contact information will be used for solicitation, this is solely for the Department of Health. 

3. Each Chapel has it's own maximum capacity, Fairchild Sons will police this policy and we thank you for your cooperation in following their directions. In the event that the chapel becomes at maximum capacity, we will request for you to wait outside of the building until someone else leaves the visitation. At that time we will make you aware that you are able to enter the building to pay your respects. 

Thank you for your cooperation during this time


Dorothy A. Cook, 92, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Dorothy, the
beloved widow of Edward J. Cook, is survived by her three children, daughter Barbara Conbeer
[George] of Seabrook Island, SC, son Thomas [Kathleen] of Rockville Centre, NY, and daughter
Patricia of Arlington, VA, as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was
a long-time resident of Garden City.

Dorothy graduated from Fordham University in 1949 and received master’s degree in Education
from New York University in 1950. Dorothy married her college sweetheart, Edward, in 1951
and worked as an elementary school teacher until the birth of their first child. Dorothy and Ed
moved the family to Garden City in 1955 prior to the birth of their second child.

Dorothy was a loving wife and mother dedicated to creating a vibrant family life allowing the
children to explore and develop their individual talents, and supporting her husband’s work as a
college professor whose career culminated as President of C.W. Post College.

Dorothy enjoyed a busy social life with friends from her college days, the neighborhood and
friends met through the years. Dorothy loved family gatherings, traveling and visiting family.
She was a crossword enthusiast and an avid reader always in pursuit of knowledge, and an active
member of the community. In addition to innumerable committee memberships at C.W.
Post/LIU and their affiliates, Dorothy was a member of the AAUW, a volunteer at the Garden
City Exchange and a long-time supporter of St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY.

Dorothy’s Funeral Mass was at St. Joseph Church in Garden City and she was laid to rest at St.
John’s Cemetery in Queens, NY.

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