WESTMINSTER- Lester “Cookie” Cook, 82, of Piggery Road, died unexpectedly Tuesday, August 14, at his home. Mr. Cook was born in Pennsylvania on June 24,1936, the son of George and Mary Cook. He was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School and went on to serve in the National Guard.
Mr. Cook worked at Northeast Culvert and retired from L&B Truck Service. After retirement, he worked for Westminster Auto until his death. Mr. Cook enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and laughing with his many friends. His welcome smile and infectious laugh will be missed, but never forgotten.
Mr. Cook also enjoyed antiques, auctions, and was a great collector. He was a Scoutmaster and was the first constable in Westminster. He was a member of the Vermont Trappers Association, the BPOE 1619, and was an active member of the Westminster Congregational Church. In 1955 Mr. Cook married Bernice E Cobb, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are his sons Kenneth and wife Christine, Michael and wife Ginger, and Andrew Cook; his sister Hattie Miller; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service at 11 am, Saturday, August 25, at the Westminster Congregational Church with burial to follow in the Westminster New Cemetery. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Congregational Church, 3470 US Route 5, Westminster, VT 05158.