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Richard P. "Dickie" Cook

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“Fran, chis, Jennifer bobby ,Margie im so very sorry for your loss Dickie was one of a kind i will miss him and his stories , and...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Ramette - wakefield, MA

“Great neighbor, enjoyed the "MSO" concerts together AND those beautiful grandchildren. It has been an honor and delight to have Dick in our lives....Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ann & Kenny Charlton - MA

“Dickie It was a pleasure going thru school with you-I,ll always remember the first beer you got me at the Flamingo aka THE BIRDMay you have...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: RONALD COLPUS - BRAINTREE, MA

“To The Cook Family Just Want To Say How Sorry We Are To Hear Of Dickies passing.Our Prayers Are With You All.God Bless....Ernie And Cathy Karelas. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas - Melrose, MA

“To the Cook family. Dick was a wonderful person I knew as a member of the Elks and Harold young VFW post. Always chatted about golf, Saratoga and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: frances fondulis - melrose, MA

“Fran, Chris & Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss, Dick was a Great Friend and Co-Worker who will always be remembered. He had a heart of gold...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Driscoll - Saugus, MA

“Fran, Chris and the Cook family, so sorry to hear about Dickie, he was a wonderful and kind person. I thoughts and prayers are with you all at this...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Frank & Maura Goodhue - Windham, NH

“We are sorry to hear about the loss of Dickie He will truly missed. We will include him in our nightly prayers ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Therese and Kevin Hickey - MA

“Fran Jennifer and ChrisI am so sorry to hear of the passing of my pal Dickie, I had the pleasure of working with Dickie for over 20 years at...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Soupy Campbell - Wakefield, MA

“Sorry loss Chris and family ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Marie DAROCHA - EVERETT, MA

“My sincere condolences on the death of your brother, Marge. You are your family are in my prayers. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Fitzsimmons - Port St Lucie, FL

“Fran, Jennifer and Chris, so sad to hear of the passing of our great friend Dickie. Endless fun memories of him on the golf course, he will be deeply...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tim & Diane Keohan - TOPSFIELD, MA

“My deepest sympathy Chris, Fran, and Jen. Dickie was a great guy. I have lots of fond memories of him! My prayers go out to all of you! ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Timothy Brown - Rowley, MA

“Fran and also Jennifer/ChristopherKathy and I are with Kathy and Maura Buckley in Florida and wanted to send our deep condolences. We all have such...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: David Driscoll - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Richard P. "Dickie" Cook passed away suddenly at his home in Melrose on February 5, 2018. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Cook was born in Malden on August 16, 1943 to the late Walter & Dorothy (McDermod) Cook. He was raised in Malden & Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Mr. Cook worked for over 30 years at Middlesex Warehouse and then as a manager the for maintenance facility for the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) for 11 years before he retired. Richard and his wife Frances enjoyed going on cruises, trips to Saratoga Springs New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Elks and a member of the VFW Harold O'Young Post #2394. Dickie was the beloved husband of 49 years to Frances J. (Clifford) Cook. Devoted father of Jennifer M. Cook of NY City and Christopher Cook & his wife Kristen of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Christopher J. & Elana G. Cook. Caring brother of Marjorie Cook & her lifelong friend Dee of Chatham, Robert Cook of Melrose and the late Gerard, James & Bryan Cook. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, February 9th from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Saturday morning, February 10, 2018 at 10:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Dickie's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or @