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Frances Cohill

February 22, 1929 — January 3, 2013

Frances Cohill

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Hancock, Maryland

Pat Cohill, age 83, of Hancock, died January 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born February 22, 1929, in Boston, Ma., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Christine Fenton, and the widow of William J. Cohill, who died in 1994.

She was a school teacher in Maryland and Michigan, as well as a farmer, and homemaker.

She was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Hancock Historical Society. She was also a founding member of American Agri-Women, and also Women for the Survival of Agriculture (an organization to save the family farms).

She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Van Der Bos, of Hancock, and Elizabeth Cohill, of Denver, Co.; two sons, John Cohill, of Hancock, and William Cohill, of California; one sister, Anne Herdt, of Virginia; two brothers, Jack Fenton, of Cabin John, Md., and Gerry Fenton, of Annapolis, Md.; and grandchildren, Jason Van Der Bos, Jessica Van Der Bos, John Cohill, lll, Austin Cohill, and Nina Turner.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Cohill; and a sister, Helene Willoughby.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 1:00, on Saturday, January 12, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, Md., 21742.

Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock.

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