Dorothy G. Cook

Dorothy G. Cook

BELGRADE, MAINE--Dorothy G. Cook, 99, died Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph in Waterville, Maine, where she had been since April of this year. She was born December 24, 1919, in Sidney, Maine, daughter of Malon and Rose (Norton) Tracy. She grew up in Oakland, Maine with her two sisters, Charlotte and Glennis and her brother, Malon. She graduated from Williams High School in 1937 at the age of 17 and a year later went to Thomas Business School, graduating in 1939. In 1941, Dorothy married Ernest A. Cook of Belgrade, Maine and they raised their five daughters on the farm in North Belgrade, Maine. Dorothy and her husband were very active in the Salmon Lake Grange. Dorothy became a faithful member of Faith Community Church in North Belgrade, Maine and was Treasurer for several years. She loved and worshipped her Lord and Savior. She loved to read and was a very avid reader all her life. As her children got older, Dorothy worked for over 20 years in the office at Hathaway Shirt Company in Waterville, Maine, retiring in 1981.She then moved back from the farm to Oakland, Maine where she lived for 20 years. Dorothy also lived for 20 years in an apartment at her daughter, Laurel and her son-in-law, Ted’s residence. She later moved to Manchester, Maine to be with her daughter, Sylvia. She enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren and when they came to visit, she passed out her cookies. The children soon came to call her “Grammy Cookie.” Dorothy was predeceased by her husband; parents, both sisters; daughter Laurel Wadleigh; and grandson, David Wadleigh. She is survived by her brother, Malon Tracy; her daughters, Judith Emmons and husband Roger of Belgrade, Maine, Sylvia Webb and husband Clyde of Manchester, Maine, Anita Merrow and husband Eugene of Belgrade, Maine, and Cathy Dodge of Fairfield, Maine; son-in-law, Ted Wadleigh of Belgrade, Maine; a much loved niece, Barbara Cook; and several other nieces and nephews; also 13 grandchildren, Stuart, Derek, Jason, Bethany, Eben, Nathan, Stephen, Christopher, Michael, Melissa, Craig, Timothy, and Abbie; 32 great grands; and 8 great great grands. A time of visiting will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 at Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, Maine. Burial will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Lakes Christian Fellowship, PO Box 342, Belgrade Lakes, ME, 04918.
December 24, 1919 - November 19, 201912/24/191911/19/2019
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Sandy Keller
November 27, 2019
Cathy, I am sorry for your loss of your beloved mother, and Abbie of your Grammie Cookie. I know you will miss her, but have peace knowing she is in the presence of her Heavenly Father! God bless you guys and give you comfort!
Carole Edgerly
November 21, 2019
I did not know Dorothy Cook, however, I learned to love her through her daughter, Judy, my good friend, and who is a wonderful tribute to her mother's love and teachings, especially about Godly matters. I find it awesome that she had beautiful daughters and 13 great gra... Continue Reading
Michelle Worcester
November 21, 2019
What a delightful woman Dorothy was! We attended the same church years ago and she always had a smile for everyone. Terry & Michelle Worcester
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Audrey Furbush Catassi
November 21, 2019
I am so so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing - my condolences and may God Bless each and every one of you during this very difficult time.