Ronald Eugene Cook passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family on May 10th.
Ron was born October 1, 1947 in Providence, RI to Eugene Otis and Doris Mary (Carey) Cook. Blessed with poise, intellect and a sense of humor, he was always destined for greatness. He attended LaSalle Academy, Providence College and later went on to Catholic University America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC. He was proud to have assisted many throughout his 45 plus years of practicing law.
He will be remembered for his infectious smile, quirky sense of humor, that wandering left eye, his gift for conversation and his ability to see the best in all those he met. Ron was a unique person who lived life to the fullest and was always ready to celebrate life’s joys with friends and family.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 22 years, Kerri (Brown) Cook, his two beloved daughters, Samantha Knight and husband, Josh, Rebecca Manning and husband, Travis, his brothers, Michael Cook and wife Cyndi, Richard Cook and wife Rebecca Courser. Ron loved and will greatly miss his 3 beautiful grandchildren, Shane Eli Manning, Joslyn Mya Manning and Amia Ruby Knight as well as his nieces and nephews, Bradford and Natalie Cook, Bud and Suzanne Cook, Kevin and Debbie Riel, Jon and Amy Cook, Matt and Marcia Cook, Melissa and Scott Moran, and Emma and David Bates. He will miss his best friend and fellow adventurer/traveler, Michael D. Barrett. He also leaves behind many dear cousins, great nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues.
The family would like to thank Cornerstone VNA for all of the support and care they provided during Ron’s journey as well as all of the support from friends and family. A special thank you to Terry Hill for her unwavering commitment to Ron’s care.
Ron requested that a celebration of his life be held at an Irish pub with no church or funeral home services because he wanted to leave his life the way he lived it, celebrating. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 23rd from 12-4 at the Wild Rover, 21 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester, NH. Close friends, colleagues and family, please join us to celebrate Ron and if able, share a memory or a toast in his honor. Slainte.
The family requests that donations be made in Ron’s memory to Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord, NH, Cornerstone VNA, Rochester, NH or Talisman Therapeutic Riding, talismanfarm.org.