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Suzanne Cook

NORTH ADAMS Suzanne C. Cook, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Port Washington, N.Y. to the late Fred F. Clark and Margaret R. Amell. "Sue" graduated from Plattsburgh University and Albany Medical Hospital, where she received her RN. For 22 years, she lived in Bennington, Vt. and worked at The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, specializing as a maternity nurse. She received great joy teaching the young parents how to care for their newborns. During her career in nursing, she received several awards; she had special training in prenatal care and was board certified in high risk pregnancies. Nursing was her second love after her family. Sue was a very loving and giving person, very talented in writing poetry, singing, loved gardening, and she was a huge history buff. She was very active with the Vietnam Veterans of America, instrumental in helping establish the local Veterans Clinic in Bennington. As a member of the color guard, she marched in several Veterans Day parades and proudly carried the POW flag in uniform. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her immediate family including her brother, Donald Clark of Birch Bay, Wash.; her companion, William Bradley of North Adams; children; Linda Bell of Berlin, Vt.; Margaret Davis of Savannah, Ga.; Joanne Brooks of Adams; John G. Bell III of Weld, Maine; the late Maryanne McKnight of Waco, Texas and James F. Bell of Savannah, Ga. and their father, Dr. John G. Bell of Doylestown, Pa. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Spencer Davis, Cilla Davis, Heather Rondeau, the late Jason Houran, Emily Brooks, Riley Bell, Michael Powers, Caitlin Groat, and Ian Larson. Her great-grandkids; Alex Roundeau, Bryan Rondeau, and Brennan Houran. Bill Bradley's children; Randy Bradley and Thomas Bradley. She was an adoptive grandmother to their children; Liam, Thomas Ivan, Anika Rose, Paul, Matthew, Jake and Lillian. FUNERAL NOTICE: The viewing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME 628 Main Street in Bennington, Vt. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a service immediately following after. The celebration of life will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 at The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Suzanne C. Cook can be made either to the Veterans Outreach and Family Resource Center in Bennington or the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, Vt. 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 5, 2014
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