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Florence L. Cooke
PAWTUCKET - Florence L. (PAULL) "Shorty" Cooke, 86 died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Married to Joseph D. Cooke, they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 6. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John and Elva (Bassette) Paull.
She lived in Pawtucket for over fifty-eight years with her family. Originally employed at Peerless Co. in Downtown Pawtucket, Florence dedicated most of her life to her family and friends. Reading, crossword puzzles, playing canasta, and remembering birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions with a card were some of Florence's passions.
She is survived by two loving daughters, Susan L. Cadieux and Dan Johns of Ocala, Florida, and Linda C. Stanley and Michol Guilbault of Pawtucket; a grandson, Scott J. Cadieux of North Port, Florida; a sister Anne E. Perez and husband Elson Perez of Smithfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and friends. She was the sister of the late Edward Paull.
In lieu of flowers, Florence's wish was for donations to her favorite charity, the Shriners, to support sending children with special needs to the Shriners' Circus. Calling hours are respectfully omitted per her request and her funeral service will be private. For the guest book please visit www.cheethammortuary.com.