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Richard A. Cook
October 12, 1949 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Suffield - Richard Allen Cook, 73, passed away Saturday October 7, 2023 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford CT. He was born on October 12, 1949 in Westfield MA, the son of the late Horace and Pearl (Walker) Cook. Richard grew up in Blandford, MA. He lived in Virginia after being drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Later, he moved to Stockton, CA where he worked for the Parks Department and also earned his Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. Upon moving back to the area he lived in Feeding Hills, MA, Windsor Locks and Suffield, CT. He worked for more than 15 years and retired from Baker Nursery in Suffield. He was an avid reader but especially enjoyed science fiction. He loved fishing and tinkering (taking things apart and putting them back together). He enjoyed watching TV; some of his favorite shows; Phineas and Ferb, and Charmed. He had several cats over the years and enjoyed their company. Richard leaves his two daughters; Deanna Patsouris and husband Jeff Brown of Berlin, VT; Danielle Clapp and her husband Chris of Brookline, MA; three Grandchildren; Dino Patsouris, Alexa Modugno and husband Joey, and Isabella Clapp; two Great Grandchildren; Leo and Ari Modugno. He also leaves his two sisters; Nancy Ackley and husband Tom of Blandford, MA; and Barbara Bishop of Belchertown, MA; he was predeceased by his brother James Cook and nephew James Jr. He also leaves 6 nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held at Hill Cemetery in Blandford on October 11, 2023