IN MEMORIAM: Jeannette Cook

by Jane Ahrens

Jeannette Cook, 81, of Fishers Island, New York, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2017.

Her family was always first and foremost in her mind and her heart. She leaves behind her daughters, Patricia Cook of Fishers Island, NY; Pamela Schlender and husband Daryl of Griswold, CT; Polly Ford and husband Paul of New London, CT; her son, James Cook and wife Noella of St. Mary’s, GA; along with so many well-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is now reunited with her husband Harold Cook, and two sons, Steven and Casey, all of whom she missed so much.

Jan’s beautiful life of giving to others will be missed. A former deaconess at Union Chapel, she was known for her fun and witty raffle baskets and her joyful spirit, always taking time to help and comfort others. Her graceful ability to make friends instantly feel like family was a blessing to so many.

There will be a celebration of Jan’s life at Fishers Island’s Union Chapel on January 6, 2017, at 12:30. Please feel welcome to come and share your memories of her with the family on that day. The memorial service will be followed by a reception at the Fishers Island American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Union Chapel, United Church of Christ, P.O Box 192, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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