In Memory of




Obituary for Richard C. Cooke

Richard Craig Cooke Sr. died peacefully in his sleep on May 29, 2023. Beloved husband of Joni Robishaw Collins. He was predeceased by his beloved Daughter, Christine Fletcher, ex-wife Janice Cooke and his two older brothers Donald and Gary Cooke. He is survived by his devoted son Richard Craig Cooke Jr. and his wife Michele of Plymouth, cherished sister Carolyn Getz and husband Ward McLaughlin of North Billerica, loving brother Thomas Cooke and his wife Diane of Deep Run North Carolina and dearest sisters-in-law Pauline and Elinor Cooke of Largo Florida. He is survived by 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Heather and Ryan Cronin, Corey and Sarah Fletcher, Jacqueline Cooke and Gordon Lawson, Jonathan Cooke and Daniel Cooke as well as the Robishaw boys, Kenneth and Mark. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, along with 5 great-grandchildren (and another great grandchild on the way this summer.)

Richard was born in Winchester, the youngest son to Claude Thomas and Inez Cooke. He attended Winchester schools, where he thrived on the baseball field. Richard owned a machine business, for several years with two of his brothers in Woburn MA. Richard was a machinist for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority for 20 years until his retirement.

Richard had a passion for golf and love for his dog Missy. He enjoyed many golf vacations to Cape Cod, Vermont, Dallas and New Hampshire. His smile and sense of humor were infectious, and he shared them frequently with his friends and family.

A visitation will be held on Saturday at 10:00am - 12:00pm at Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. Winchester, MA 01890.

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The family invites you to join them for a luncheon, information and directions will be provided at the service.