Mary Ann (Mimi) Cook of Waterford passed away at her home on March 28, 2016, two days before her 76th birthday. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Daniel Cook, and a son, David Cook. Mimi is survived by her son Dan Cook of Waterford and his wife, Teresa; daughters Lisa Buda of New Cumberland, PA and her husband Terry, and Kathy Haynes of Dover, DE; seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Cook, Mary Ann?? After moving to Waterford in 1969, Mimi touched many lives, especially through the Waterford Food Pantry. Mimi started working with the food pantry over 30 years ago, and with many dedicated volunteers who will continue her legacy, she has been helping area families with compassion and respect ever since. As a member of the Waterford Presbyterian Church, Mimi was an active deacon organizing fundraisers and funeral dinners. Through the Kiwanis Club, Mimi volunteered with an elementary school reading program. In earlier years, as a member of the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society, she spent countless hours fundraising and planning for the restoration of the Eagle Hotel. When her children were young, Mimi was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, both in New Jersey and Waterford, and ever since has always made the time and room in her heart to help any child in need?with a ride, a meal, or just a listening ear.

Mimi was passionate about her family, her garden, and her Scottish heritage. She was an avid member and international officer of the Clan MacKenzie Society, attending numerous festivals in Pennsylvania and other states to represent the clan and an annual meeting in Scotland. Her Scottish shortbread has been a staple at family gatherings and church events, copied by many but never duplicated.

Mimi has been an inspiration to her family and community and will be greatly missed. She was born to be a grandmother and now great grandmother. Her grandson, Tyler, and his wife Stacey had their third son on April 1, and although Granny was already gone, the family knows she was with them and that her spirit will live on in all.
A memorial service for Mimi will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Waterford on Saturday, April 9, at 11:00 am.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Waterford Food Pantry, P.O. Box 755, Waterford, PA 16441, or the First Presbyterian Church, 112 W. 3rd St., Waterford, PA 16441.