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Obituary: Iris McCabe Cochrane

Iris Cochrane

DURHAM – Iris McCabe Cochrane, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at her residence.

Born in Brooklyn on July 22, 1933, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Helen Wilson McCabe. Iris was a graduate of the Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing. She worked in the delivery room of the former Greene County Memorial Hospital in Catskill for many years, in the same capacity at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, and for Dr. Kosich in Greenville and Dr. Carle in Medusa. 

Iris was a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company.

Iris is survived by her children, Robin (Dick) McCulloch, Kandis Cooke, Wendy (Eddie) Hasenkopf, Gordon (Heidi) Cochrane, and Gregory (Corrine) Cochrane; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; siblings Patricia Elsbree, Amanda Warner, Jimi Rubino, Joyce Jones, and Linda Rosato; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Iris was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Cochrane, on Oct. 11, 2014.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Charlie Bocklet for the use of his home, and to all the family and friends who came to see Mom before she passed away.

Iris has been cremated privately. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. Burial of the ashes of both Iris and her husband Bob will be Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m. graveside in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414 will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at

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