Mrs. Cynthia Cook Talcott, 64, of Potsdam, passed away on Monday, August 29th, surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren in her home.
Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Wednesday, Aug. 31rd from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church with Dr. Rev Christopher Brown Celebrant.
Contributions in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, Hope Lodge of Burlington VT, Helping Hands of Hannawa Falls and Trinity Church of Potsdam would be appreciated in lieu of floral gifts. Online condolences may be made at garnerfh.com.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly and Tony Moores of Manchester, NH; son Kevin and Jenna Talcott of Potsdam; daughter Kara and Justin Janaro of Essex Junction VT; grandchildren Hannah, Hailey and Luke Moores, Cameron and Drew Talcott and Chloie and Jonah Janaro; her brothers, Richard Cook of Norwood and David and Judy Cook of Colton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Dorothy Cook; and her sister, Marcia James.
Cindy was born May 27, 1947, in Potsdam, to the late Dorothy Morse and Philip R. Cook. She attended Potsdam Central Schools and graduated in 1965. She attended SUNY Potsdam where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She married Dean A. Talcott on April 6, 1968 at the United Methodist Church in Potsdam.
She went on to teach in the Canton School District from 1969-1973. From 1973-2000 she was a substitute teacher in local elementary schools. 1980-2000 she was Co-Owner, and secretary of the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. 1994-2006 she was the Director of Helping Hands of Potsdam, Inc. a Community outreach in which she was instrumental in helping found. 1997-2003 she was the Associate Pastor of Compassionate Ministries at the Potsdam Church of the Nazarene. 2005-2007 she became Pastor, of the Gouverneur Church of the Nazarene where she led a small flock and helped them grow in the grace and knowledge in our Lord.
In her free time…She taught, and was the director of Sunday School and VBS programs. Following the call from God in her life she became ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Served as Vice and President of the Canton Potsdam Hospital Guild. She went on two Work and Witness Mission trips to Bolivia. She served on the Potsdam Central School Board for 11 years. During the Ice Storm of 1998 she helped set up and run a shelter at SUNY Potsdam. She was a volunteer Clergy at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the Franklin Correction Center in Malone, NY.
She was member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on the healing team and was a member of the Daughters of the King. She loved Antiquing and belonged to a local Antique club. She loved her monthly Lunch Bunch and Birthday Club. She enjoyed spending her summers at camp with her family and friends and sitting around the campfire with her grandchildren each night. Evening game time with her grandchildren when her family was altogether was one of her favorite times. Her daily morning devotions and prayer time in her rocking chair was the start of each day. She enjoyed traveling, scrap-booking and gardening. Watching and supporting PCS sports and watching her grandchildren at their numerous sporting and artistic endeavors.