James Samuel Cooke, "Jim" 81, formerly of Cranston passed away peacefully on Friday April 3,
2020 at Kent Hospital in Warwick. He was the beloved son of late James C. and Yvonne A. (Dauphinais) Cooke and loving brother of the late Jean Riley and Patricia Lenardson.
He attended Mount Pleasant High School and proudly served as a member of the United States
Navy and as a Sergeant in the Cranston Police Department. James shared an over 40-year
marriage with the late Margaret A. Cooke whom he had four beautiful children with. He was the proud father of children Jay Cooke, Tracey Cooke Palmer, Lisa Cooke Linehan, James Cooke, and their respective spouses Beth Cooke, James Palmer, Robert Linehan, and Shannon Cooke.
An avid golfer, sports fan and beach lover, James spent the last 14 years of his life living in Lakeland,
Florida where he shared meaningful companionships with the late Dorothy Yabroudy, and
Genevieve Harris. In addition to his children, he is survived by eight grandchildren; Matthew, Danielle,
Jace, Samantha, Jackson, Tyler, Lucas, and Easton. A celebration of life will be announced at a
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