Stephen Arthur Cook
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Published in Sippican Week on March 23, 2022
Stephen Arthur Cook, a.k.a. Cookie, peacefully drew his last breath on a glorious spring morning.
Cookie’s focus and passion was his family. He will be missed by his wife Diane of 50 years, his 3 children, Douglas S. Cook and his wife Monika of Jackson, WY, Danielle Cook Kawash and her husband Sameer of Santa Cruz, CA, and Alissa Cook Robertson and her husband Keith of Jericho, VT; 3 grandchildren, Lucia, Mateo and Samuele; 2 brothers, Bradford Cook of Kingston and Otisfield, ME and Robert Cook of Norfolk and Otisfield, ME; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a dedicated teacher at Westport High School where he wove learning and comedy into an enticing experience, even for the most disinterested students. In spite of his 5-foot 4-inch stature, Cookie had an enormous presence that filled rooms with laughter and love. He had a way of making those he interacted with feel loved, important, and interesting.
His friendship will be missed by many. In the final season of his life, he was adored by his harem of caregivers who spent hours laughing and talking with “their favorite patient”. Although he is physically gone from this earth, Cookie has left the world just a little better than he arrived – a world with more laughter, and a few more people who know the meaning of family, friendship, love, and respect.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to CCALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or on-line at: https://ccals.org/donate/
Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com