Carol Ann Cook
Shortsville - Carol A. Cook, 74, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at her home.
The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Halsted-Patrick Funeral Home, 19 North Main Street, Manchester, NY 14504. Carol's memorial service will follow visitation at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, 5757 Route 96, Farmington, NY 14425 in memory of Carol.
Carol was born the daughter of the late Gerald E. and Dorothy E (Baker) Cook on Thursday, December 25, 1947, in Irondequoit, NY. She grew up in the Irondequoit area, attending Irondequoit schools. After high school, she moved to California to study equestrian science. Carol returned to New York and spent her life raising, training, and racing horses. She was among one of the first female jockeys at Finger Lakes Race Track. Carol enjoyed reading, cross country skiing on her property, attending all her grandchildren's sporting events, and spending time with her horses.
Carol will be remembered by her son, Gerald (Nichole) Griffith; grandchildren Aidan, Alyssa, Justin and Arya Griffith; brother, Richard Cook; brother-in-law, James Newman; sisters-in-law, Sue Cook, Ida Cook, and Barbara Cook; several nieces and nephews.
Carol was predeceased by her siblings Mary Jane Newman, Michael E. Cook, William D. Cook and Robert T. Cook.
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