Sally Cassavaw Cookingham passed away on December 28 at CVPH in Plattsburgh with her loved ones by her side.
Sally was born September 5, 1936, in Bellmont, New York, the daughter of Maurice and Wilma Rounds Cassavaw. She grew up in Chateaugay with her three sisters, Mona, Llona, and Lillian, and attended Chateaugay Central School. She adored her son, Kelley LaPointe, born in 1954. Sally and Douglas Cookingham were happily married for many years until Doug’s passing in 2001.
Sally had a quick wit and keen sense of humor, always teasing and bantering with her friends and family. Sally loved traveling with her husband and spending winters in Florida, and her favorite place to travel was Maine. She was fond of visiting lighthouses and had a large collection that she proudly displayed. Many of her lighthouses have found new homes with family and friends.
Sally got a lot of pleasure from the simple things like leaf-peeping in the fall and holidays, with Christmas being her favorite time of year. She enjoyed decorating, listening to seasonal music, and watching Christmas programs.
In recent years, Sally lived at Victoria House and Meadowbrook Nursing Home, where her caretakers provided compassionate, thoughtful, and loving care. While at Meadowbrook, she enjoyed playing cards and board games with her friends and visiting with the staff. Meadowbrook staff always let us know how much they loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Sally was predeceased by her son Kelley Lapointe, sisters Mona LaBombard, Mildred Webb, Mary Fleury, Charlotte Dougherty, brother Francis Dougherty, brothers-in-law Eugene LaBombard and Donald Cassidy.
Sally is survived by her sisters, Lillian Cassidy and Llona (Fred) Wilhelm, her daughter-in-law Judy LaPointe, grandson Michael Fryer, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements are with Heald Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Calling hours for Sally will be Saturday, December 31st from 9-11. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Meadowbrook Activity Fund.