John F. Cooke WHITING — John F. Cooke, 81, died Friday, July 31, 2020, at Helen Porter Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. He was born Oct. 17, 1938, the son of Walter and Victoria (Kablick) Cooke, and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. He served in the Air Force after graduating high school. Mr. Cooke was a technical writer for Martin Marietta, worked many jobs over the years in the Killington area and retired as a postal worker in Essex Junction. He enjoyed playing cribbage and time spent in Negril, Jamaica, and Prince Edward Island. Survivors include his wife, Carol Isabelle Cooke, whom he married Aug. 1, 1987, in New Hampshire. He was predeceased by a brother, Don Cooke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Ted Gillen

My Dear Carol. So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I think of you 2 foundly every 4th as we would see each other at the dam on the July holiday. May John Rest in Peace and be remembered as one hell of a nice Guy .

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