Edith R. Cahoon
1928 ∼ 2019
Centerville - Edith Rizzolo Cahoon passed away peacefully at her home on September 3, 2019.
Bom on August 24, 1928, Edith was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Ross Cahoon. She is survived by her brother Silvio Rizzolo (and wife Maureen), her four children - Lawrence Cahoon (and wife Irene), Susan Cahoon, Nancy Lane (and husband John K.) and Diane Tolle. Also saddened by her death are her 9 grandchildren - Sam Cahoon, Christian Cahoon, Emily Sperbeck, Sarah Sperbeck Koenders, John N. Lane (and wife Andrea), Jesse Lane Gregory (and husband Chris), Joseph Lane (and wife Mary Kate), Michael Monser and Jennifer Monser. Edith leaves many great grandchildren as well. Edith was born in Newark, New Jersey and had an early passion for reading and the opera - interests that never waned. She served on the board of the Centerville Library for over 30 years. Opera New England of Cape Cod benefited from her efforts for over 30 years as well. A career secretary who kept her shopping lists in shorthand, Edith worked as a church secretary for Kingston Presbyterian Church in New Jersey and South Yarmouth Congregational Church after the family moved to Centerville, Cape Cod in 1970. She retired from office work after many years at the Craigville Conference Center.
Edith lived a long and full life with family and friends, books and music, birds and gardens, and more.
Her life will be celebrated and remembered 5-7 pm Friday, September 6th for calling hours and with a funeral service at 11:00 am Saturday, September 7th both at John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills. Burial will follow in Mosswood Cemetery where she will be laid to rest at her husband’s side.
Edith loved flowers - but she loved books more. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Centerville Library.