David E. Cook, 86, of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of East Greenwich, RI passed away peacefully April 26, 2020 at Bethesda Hospital East after a brief illness. David was born in Stafford Springs, CT. He was the son of the late Ethel (Holland) Cook. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Westberg) Cook. They celebrated 50 years of marriage earlier this year. He is also survived by his sister Barbara (Cook) Miller of Lakewood, CO as well as two nieces. When growing up, David lived in Andover, MA and Peacedale, RI. David and Sandra lived in Rhode Island for most of their lives and moved to Florida in 2000. David loved to work, even as a boy with a paper route and then later became a caddy at the Pt. Judith Country Club. As an adult, his great work ethic continued at Piggy Back Shippers and then was involved in the jewelry chain manufacturing industry as a sales representative for Federal Chain Co., Jonart Chain Co., retiring in 1998 from Providence Chain. He also took his work ethic home as he loved to work in landscaping in the yard. He was an avid car enthusiast and enjoyed boating in Narragansett Bay, owning two boats through the years, “Mateus” and “Pisces”. He also loved his German shepherd dog, Shaneh Madeleh which means Pretty Girl. He loved laughter and walking and whistling back and forth with the birds in the early morning. He enjoyed skiing, bike riding, the gym and playing tennis. Burial at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 3100-3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 or Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. The family hopes to plan a memorial service at a later date.
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