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“I was saddened to learn of Joe's passing. He and I spent many days playing golf, with Murray, Cookie, enjoying each other's company. He was a gentle...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Harold Solomon - Brookline, MA

“Jason and Family,I was sorry to hear of Joe's passing the other day. I always enjoyed my time with your Dad and seeing him at the events and in...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Norton - BOSTON, MA

“May he rest in peace eternally. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Loretta Fillios - Chelsea, MA

“Rest In Peace my friend ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Alan Swope - Naples, FL

“Joe and I played on the same intramural basketball team while he attended Northeastern. Later he would join the faculty at Sharon High School where I...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: David Nelson - Hingham, MA

“Joe was very proud of his teaching career. Golf was his first love but teaching was a close second ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ralph Turley - Naples, FL

“I had the pleasure of being a colleague of Joe' foe 30+years. In that time we served ont the STA negotiating as well as several other committees and...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jack Lee - Duxbury, MA - Friend

“Sandy & Family of Joe: He was truly a man of character. A kind and thoughtful person. He was a most amazing warrior with a heart that knew no...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ted & Ellen Warzecha

“Mr. Cook was such a great teacher. I am 47 and still think of him and how he taught me so much about life. Am sorry I never saw him high school to...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Ellen Mcgowan - Foxboro, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Joe's untimely death. It saddens me greatly as I truly enjoyed teaching and working with Joe at Sharon High School. I...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Robin Block - plymouth, MA

“Joe and Sandy were Sharon Public Schools colleagues of mine. Joe was also my children's math teacher. He was a great guy. My condolences to all of...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Esta Nickinson - Sharon, MA

“Jason and family,My codolences on the loss of your Dad. Joe was not only a great golfer, but a great guy too. It was always a thrill to play with him...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Cruise - The Villages, FL

“Sorry for your loss. Mr Cook was one of my favorite teachers in high school. Sending prayers and hugs to his family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Plumer - Uxbridge, MA

“Rest in peace, Dear friend- Thanks for all the free putting lessons .- I'll miss you, ...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: John Chagnon - West Bridgewater, MA


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WHITMAN----Joseph A. Cook, of Whitman And Naples, FL., formerly of Brockton, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 76 due to complications with pneumonia.

Born in New York City, NY., a son of the late Alphonse and Monica (Boyd) Cook, he was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. Joseph continued his education at Boston State College receiving a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics and furthered his education at night school earning a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Bridgewater Sate College.

Joseph spent his working career at Sharon High School as a math teacher. He was involved with the school's math team, coaching the golf team as well as serving as coaching the girl's basketball team before his retirement.

Joseph was a dedicated member of the Brockton Country Club where he enjoyed his love for golf. His talent for the sport won him numerous club championships in the area and with partner and friend Bobby Ellis they walked away with numerous Fourball's as well. Joseph's greatest pride was winning the Brockton City Fourball with his son Jason Cook and were four-time winners of the State Father/Son Tournament.

Joseph was the proud patriarch of a family that he loved dearly. He is survived by his longtime partner Sandra Coughlin of Whitman, his two children, Deena Fleming of Easton and her late husband William Fleming, and Jason Cook of Easton; his former wife, Margaret Cook of Easton; four grandchildren, Joseph Gizzi, Kim Vizarreta and her husband Guillermo Vizarreta, Amy Maliff and the late Robert Fleming; two great granddaughters, Bailey Vizarreta and Skylar Lordan; and three sisters, Monica Cook of Easton, Geri Matteson of Quincy and Elizabeth Turner of Kingston; also survived by nieces and nephews.

In honoring Joseph's wishes, A memorial will be held at the Brockton Country Club at a later date to celebrate his life. Donations in Joseph's memory may be sent to the Robert Fleming Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Easton, 12 Robert Drive, Easton, MA. 02375.

Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com