Donald S. Cook
BELLINGHAM- Donald S. Cook 84, a longtime Bellingham resident, died Saturday October 16, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Irene A. (Thornhill) Cook, who died in 1996.
Born in Springfield, September 29, 1926 a son of the late Thomas and Frances (Frost) Cook, he lived in Bellingham since 1968.
Mr. Cook was a career United States Serviceman. He began his career with the United States Navy during WWII, and then changed to the Army and retired in 1967, after having served in 3 wars, WWII, the Korean and Viet Nam wars. He retired with the rank of Staff Sgt. E-6. He took part in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, and was a proud member of the US Army Rifle Team.
He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed gardening, football & baseball.
He is survived by 5 sons; Thomas Cook and his wife June of Mendon, Donald S. Cook Jr. and his wife Jodie of Franklin, Michael L. Cook and his wife Cheryl of Bellingham, James T. Cook and his wife Susan of Millville, David P. Cook of Blackstone, 2 daughters; Rose Marie Grady and her husband Thomas of Mendon, Linda MacNeil and her husband Russell of Bellingham, 14 grandchildren; Matthew, Amanda, Jason, Joshua, Kristen, Brenna, Zachary, and Nicole Cook, Shay Caravaggio, Rebecca Walsh, Kelly Wood, Jenny Grady, Derek & Robert MacNeil, and 7 great grandchildren.
Mr. Cook was also the great grandfather of the late Kelsey Rose.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Wednesday October 20th, at 11AM in the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin,
Interment with military honors will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Bellingham.
Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8PM at the funeral home.
Donations in his memory sent to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108, would be appreciated.