SARATOGA SPRINGS - Helen Frances (Cummings) Cogan of Ludlow Street passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at Saratoga Hospital. She was 90.
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Born Aug. 9, 1922, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she is a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Westfall) Cummings and was a lifelong resident and a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.
A loving mother and devoted homemaker, her life was always involved in her children's activities, events and sports, and she remained dedicated to their upbringing and care.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, two sisters and her late husband, John J. Cogan, who died Oct. 18, 1982.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Cogan, Brian (Elizabeth) Cogan, Bruce (Elaine) Cogan and Timothy (Debra) Cogan, all of Saratoga Springs; two daughters, Cynthia (TR) Pennell of Saratoga Springs and Marsha (Jamie) Hickey of Greencastle, Pa.; one sister, Catherine Littlefield of Saratoga Springs; 16 grandchildren, John, Jason (Sarah), Gordon, Brianne, Corey, Cara, Patrick, Brad, Melissa, Paul, Christine (Bobby), Jessica, Christopher, Kyle, Lauren and Ryan; five great-grandchildren, Quinn, Kelsey, McKenzie, Madison and Liam; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would also like to thank the ICU staff and nursing staff of the third floor at Saratoga Hospital for the wonderful TLC they gave their mother, along with Dr. Del Giacco, Dr. Ying, Dr. Bell and their associates.
Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway, 584-5373.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church at 231 Lake Ave. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter's Cemetery on West Avenue.
Memorials may be made to Special Olympics NY Inc., 504 Balltown Road, Building 12C, Schenectady, NY 12304; or to the
, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12005.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
628 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 7, 2013