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Joseph D. Cooke
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Donald Cooke, 87, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Legacy House, Hospice of Ocala, Florida.
He was the husband of the late Florence (Paull) Cooke to whom he was married for 64 years. Born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Arthur and Lena (Mcencrowe) Cooke, Joseph served in the United States Navy during World War II where he was wounded. A Disabled American Veteran, he was a member of Redman Chapter DAV, Pawtucket. He had served as the Sergeant-at-Arms. Employed as an Engineer for Polaroid Corp. for over thirty years, he retired in 1985.
Joseph leaves two daughters, Susan L. Cadieux and Daniel Johns of Ocala, Florida, and Linda C. Stanley and Michol Guilbault of Pawtucket; one brother, Joseph Charles Cooke of Whitman, Massachusetts; one sister, Florence Mills of Findlay, Ohio; one grandson, three granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late James Cooke, Edith Benton, and William Thomas Cooke. The birth of Joseph's first great-great grandson is imminent.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, February 5, 2012, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. at CHEETHAM FUNERAL HOME, 1012 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to support the Disabled American Veterans, DAV Memorial Program P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For online condolences: CheethamFuneralHome.com
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