Leonard Prescott Cook (Lenny), of Marion, formerly of Dover, MA passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, August 29, 2013 after a courageous battle with prostate cancer.
Born November 1st, 1940 in Melrose, MA to Edward Williston Cook Sr. and Helen Sweet Cook, Lenny graduated from Wakefield High School, and earned his bachelor degree from Springfield College in 1963. Enlisted in the US Coast Guard Reserves, he was selected for a commission, and rose to the rank of Lt. Commander before his retirement. Blessed with an engineers mind and a salesman’s personality he was a technical sales representative for many national manufacturers throughout his career.
Lenny touched many lives with his infectious laugh and generous friendship. He was an active member of the Dover Foundation, the Wimbledon Tennis Club, and an avid sailor in Marion where he retired with his wife in 2005. There he became a member of the Sippican Choral Society, singing bass for many years. Joining the Unitarian Memorial Church in Fairhaven, MA in 2006, he was an enthusiastic member on many committees and enjoyed every moment he heard the organ play. He also volunteered at the Plymouth Plantation working on the Mayflower.
Survived by his wife of 40 years Catherine R. Cook (Pippen), his two children, Carolyn Elizabeth Cook (C.C.) of Natick, MA, Christopher Williston Cook and his wife Mitzi Zarfoss Cook of San Francisco, CA.; his sister Beatrice Perkins of Lake Worth, FL; his brothers: Edward Cook and his wife Virginia of Costa Mesa, CA, Nelson Cook and his wife Linda of Centerville, MA, Donald Cook and wife Jan of Middleboro, MA.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Memorial Church at 102 Green Street Fairhaven, MA 02719.
In lieu of expression of sympathy, donations can be sent to the general fund at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven MA 02719. 508.992.7081