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Raymond Joseph Cook

February 05, 1928 ~ April 25, 2020

Raymond Joseph Cook, 92, formerly of Salem New Hampshire, living in Vero Beach Florida, died peacefully on April 25, 2020, with his daughter at his bedside. Ray was the son of Anna and Albert Cook (deceased) Salem, NH. He was predeceased in death, by brothers Francis, Arthur and sister Ilene.
Ray is survived by his daughter Debbie Cook (Brian), Vero Beach Florida, son Philip Cook, Salem, N.H., grandchildren Erika Bass (Jon) of Windham, NH, Raymond Cook (Halee) South Lake Tahoe, Ca., great grandchild, Lina, Windham, NH, daughter-in-law, Susan Cook(Greg) Raymond, NH, step-granddaughter Nina Harper (Tom ), step-great-grandchildren, Joey, Lacy, and Natalie Raymond, NH, sister-in-law Barbara Cook, Lawrence Ma., former wife, Anna Cook Hollywood, Fl., numerous nieces, nephews, good friends, outlaws and his four-legged friend Regis.
Ray enlisted in the Navy in 1946, and was aboard the USS Enoree in the Pacific, witnessing the A-Bomb testing. He remained in contact with his shipmates and attended reunions over the years, an event he looked forward to.
Ray spent most of his life in Salem, NH, as a crafted brick layer, then moved to the White Mountains, where he began downhill skiing in his 70’s.
He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, riding his Indian motorcycle, gardening, fishing, boating, hunting, gold mining, woodworking, bee keeping, or just cruising the backroads of NH. He loved to cook and his specialty was apple pie. He was a real character!
Raymond moved to Lexington, Kentucky to be near his daughter, and then Vero Beach Florida, but he missed and loved everything “New Hampshire”. He was a true Mountain Man at heart! Dad will be returning to the White Mountains to his final resting… atop Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH.
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Ann Marie Blaisdell

April 28, 2020, 12:02 am

Dear Debbie, Brian and family, May the God of comfort bring you the peace that passes all understanding and the assurance of His loving presence during this time.
May happy times you shared with Ray lift your spirits and give you joy.

I wish Bill and I had known Ray for a longer time. Bill too enjoyed down hill skiing, riding his Honda motorcyle and being a bee keeper. We celebrate Ray’s life with all of you in our hearts.
With Prayers and Sympathy,
Ann and Bill Blaisdell

Shannon Wright

April 28, 2020, 1:36 am

Wow Ray lived a Full life of Adventure, I know he loved his family , my Dad and his dog Regis wish I had the privilege to have tried his Apple pie, Rest in Peace Raymond Cook

Susan Cook

April 28, 2020, 7:07 pm

So well written to cover the so many facets of this mans life. He will forever be in our hearts

Charlotte Hamilton

April 28, 2020, 10:59 pm

“Cookie” as he was known in the little town of Salem, NH. He was a hard worker and had many friends in the building/masonry business. He was a handsome young man as well. Happy he passed with his wonderful daughter, Debbie, by his side. He lived in Kentucky…yes, and lived in Florida.. yes…but his heart was in New Hampshire.

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