Vivian H. Cossey Wednesday, June 13, 1928 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ticonderoga. Vivian H. Cossey, 89, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, after a long battle with dementia. Vivian was born in Ticonderoga on June 13, 1928, to Harold and Kate (Harrington) Hozley of North Hudson, but was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lewis and Myrtle Wathsock. Vivian graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 1946, and then went to work for the New York Telephone Company, and retired after 35 years of service. She married Robert Cossey in October of 1947. They would have been married 70 years in October. Vivian was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga, and was a former Sunday School Teacher, and also delivered Meals on Wheels. She was pre-deceased by her parents; and her brother, LeRoy Hozley. Survivors include her husband Robert Cossey; her three sons, Ronald Cossey and his wife, Nancy of Putnam Station, Doug Cossey and his wife, Barbara of Ticonderoga, and Robert Cossey and his wife, Susan of Clifton Park; her daughter, Beth Ross and her husband, Doug of Ticonderoga; eight grandchildren, Danny Cossey, Matt Cossey, Sara Dorsett, Courtney Cossey, Nate Yaw, Adam Yaw, Samantha Cossey and Eva Cossey; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Elmore of Hudson Falls, and several nieces and nephews. Vivian was loved by all who knew her. She never spoke an unkind word. She was known for generosity and her great sense of humor. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. Scott Tyler, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date at the family plot of the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Ticonderoga. Donations in Vivian's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1045 Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, New York 12883. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit

Vivian was a sweet, bright, kind, witty and zany.  (And oneof my role models.) My sympathies to her wonderful family.

My sincere sympathies to Bob and family.  I am fortunate to have known Vivian.  We enjoyed laughs together which are cherished memories.  She was a joy to everyone.  Cindy 

Ronnie, and family,  I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.  I always remember her as someone who had a permanent smile.  She was good to me when I was at your house, always smiling and happy.  Our sympathies to you all  





Sorry for the loss you have all suffered.  I know  Vivian had been through a lot.  I will always have fond memories of all our laughs while we worked together on projects at the church or even just at Sunday Service.  My sympathy and condolences to all the family and her friends.  I support the food pantry so will do a bag of items in her memory and also with my donations to Friends Comforting Friends.  Know that you are all in my thoughts.   Kathy and Joe Liddell