David John Cook

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David John Cook

October 28, 1929 - October 09, 2018

South Kingstown, RI - David John Cook, 88, of South Kingstown, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was the husband of the late Alma I. (Jones) Cook.
Born in Newburyport, MA, a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Brooks) Cook. Mr. Cook, an Air Force Veteran, met and married Alma Jones while serving in London. He lived in Ware, MA for over forty years before moving to RI. While living in Ware, Mr. Cook was a member of the Knights of Columbus, he coached little league, served on the School Committee, and raised five children. He was an avid fisherman, often found trout fishing at the Swift River and the Quabbin Reservoir, and salt water fishing on Plum Island in Newburyport. Mr. Cook also loved a good cigar, a good book and his many dogs over the years. Mr. Cook was an educator for the Springfield School Department for many years before retiring. He taught a range of subjects throughout his career, however, he was particular grateful for the opportunity to lead a unique program designed for gifted children of under privileged families. He received many letters from these children expressing their gratitude years later. Mr. Cook is survived by his children, Lianne Cook of Gloucester, MA, Susan Cook Beaudoin of South Kingstown, RI, David Cook of Peabody, MA, James Cook of Blackstone, MA and Beth Cook of Fall River. He also has nine grandchildren; Nicholas, Brian, Olivia, Gwen, Jamie Elizabeth, Ethan, Abigail, Leah and Nate.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, October13, 2018. Visiting hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 noon in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd., Charlestown. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. For guest book and condolences, averystortifuneralhome.com.
Published on October 11, 2018
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