Donald W. Cook 03/26/2021

Donald W. Cook

Donald W. Cook, 90, of Hermon, died on March 26, 2021, at his home. There will be calling hours on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from   1 – 4 PM, at the funeral home, a funeral mass will be  Monday, March 29, 10 am at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Brian Stitt officiating, burial will follow at St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Due to COVID restrictions face masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home and church. Donald is survived by his sons, Steven and his wife Kitty Cook of Massena, Roy Cook of Hermon, daughters, Donna and her husband John Collins of Russell, Deborah and her husband Vincent Warren of Malone, Vicki and her husband William Riley of Ballston Lake, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his son, Dennis Cook, his daughter, Christina Cook, a brother, Bernard Cook, sisters, Marion Reed, Rebecca Brunet, Margaret Kirkey, and Rita Blevins. He was born on May 22, 1930 in Ogdensburg, to the late, Roy and Veronica Tiernan Cook. He graduated from Hermon School in 1949.  Don married Lula Mae Coller on October 23, 1950 at St. Henry’s Church, Father Parisian officiating, she died on July 26, 2019. He worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway in the late 50’s and was a farmer on his family’s farm.  He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church, and previously St. Henry’s Church, where he was on the parish council, he was a member of the Bell Hunting Club. He was the Hermon Town Assessor, in 1976.  He loved spending time with his family and working on the family farm with his Dad. He played basketball, baseball, poker, Pedro, raced cars, and gave rides with his horse drawn wagon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hermon Rescue Squad, Canton Rescue Squad, St. Lawrence Valley Hospice or the SPCA.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cook family. Keep your memories close in your heart. He was a great man.
    Stan & Sue

  2. Hermon seems to be losing its best people this winter. My condolences to all the family even though I may not be remembered by some. He was a familiar face at Chuck & Wally’s where I remember Donald most. Sincerely, Steve LeBlanc

  3. Deepest sympathies to the Cook family. Don was a respected and cherished family friend.

    May his memory always be a blessing that brings more smiles than tears in the days to come.

    Scott Amaral and Family

  4. Lynne Pickens and I want you to know that we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of Don. He has been our friend and neighbor here on Trout Lake Road and we will miss his presence. God bless you all.

  5. Lynne Pickens and I extend our sincere sympathy to the Cook Family on the loss of Don, a friend and neighbor here on Trout Lake Road. His presence will be missed but our memories of him will continue…

  6. Vicki & Bill and the entire Cook family, Cindy and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May god bless you all.

  7. Our thoughts and fond memories are with the Cook family. I enjoyed Don and his philosophy after meeting him while I was an instructor at Northwest tech for his son Roy. Roy is one of many students from the Boces program where I have had the pleasure of meeting their parents. I send my condolences. WES

  8. In addition to knowing the Cook family most of our lives, we have had the privilege of being the Cook’s neighbors for almost 30 years now. People like Don and Lulamae don’t come along too often. We will miss Don’s wave as we drive by and seeing him go around the block each day to take care of his horse. Porter Hill will never be the same. Condolences to the family.
    Liston and Susan

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