Uxbridge- Joseph H. Cook, 59, currently of Whitinsville passed on Tues. Oct. 19, 2021 at MetroWest Hospital in Framingham after being stricken ill. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Dianne M. (Hill) Cook.
He is also survived by his 2 children, Kaitlynn M. Muse and her husband Stephen of Uxbridge, and Jacob B. Cook and his companion Tiffany Daigle of Upton; his mother-in-law, Ruthie Holmberg of Upton; sister-in-law, Kristin Proulx of Worcester; many cousins including his special cousin he considered his sister, Roberta Smart and her husband David of Uxbridge; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, tons of great friends; his sister-in-law, Sherry L. Briar of Centerlia, WA; his close family friend, Luke Burgess of Pawtucket, RI, and his cat Jack. He was very excited to be a “Papa” as his son Jake and companion Tiffany are expecting a baby girl. He was predeceased by his adopted son, Brian Adams who passed in 1989, his brother, John Cook-Snay, his father-in-law, Andrew Holmberg; and brother-in-law, David Benoit.
Born in Attleboro, MA on March 7, 1962 he was son of the late Joseph B. and Virginia (Winchell) Cook and was raised in Uxbridge, and lived there most of his life. Joe worked as a postal carrier for the past 25 years for the town of Hopkinton. He was commonly referred to by his friends and family as a “workaholic” and so it’s to no surprise he worked up until the day of his passing. Joe was a super friendly man and couldn’t walk down a street without either speaking to someone or spotting a distant relative. He enjoyed watching anything supernatural or Sci-fi on TV, fishing with his son, or going on “Adventure drives with his wife”. They did this for years and there wasn’t a place in Mass that Joe couldn’t get to without taking a highway. He and his beloved wife often shared lunches in their car while he was on a work break. He was an amazing man who was loved by so many. He will. Be sorely missed.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge on Fri. Oct. 29th from 5-7, with a service to begin at 7PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to: The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005. To leave a condolence message for his family, please visit: http://www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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