Midge Cook
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Midge Cook
  • October 12, 1929 - June 20, 2016
  • Essex, Connecticut

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Mildred Jeanne "Midge" Cook passed away in New Haven, CT on Monday, June 20th 2016 after a short illness. She was 86. Midge loved to read, and sing, and knit, and travel the world, and watch movies. She loved her family and doted on them. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Cook, M.D., who died in 1992, and is survived by her children Clay Cook of Park City, Utah, Elizabeth Cook of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and Jennifer Cook of Corona del Mar, California and their families, as well as her good friend Rex McCall of Old Saybrook. She is also survived by grandchildren Kate DeWees, Jillian Thorp, Ethan Eden, and their families, and Troy Chryssos and Theo Chryssos, as well as great grandchildren William and Max Eden. She is also survived by her brother, Roy C. Dague, II of Sylvania, Ohio. Midge always said that growing up in Sylvania, Ohio, was a special treat. Hers was the last house before the cow barns and the farms. She was born on October 12, 1929 in Marion, Ohio to parents Mildred Marian Baker Dague and Roy Clark Dague. She received her BA/BS degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1941, and her Masters of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University in 1972. She was married in 1952 and in 1959 moved with her husband to Old Saybrook, where they became members of The First Church of Christ, Congregational. Midge worked from 1968 to 1992 as a librarian in the Old Saybrook public school system, sharing her love of books. Before and during retirement she traveled to Egypt, Russia, China, Europe, and South America, where she had a chance to practice her Spanish. Lately she lived in Essex Meadows in Essex, Connecticut, where she had many friends and wrote for the Essex Meadows newsletter. She will be missed by all who knew her. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to the gift fund of the Acton Public Library of Old Saybrook.

Visiting hours are at Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook on Thursday, June 23rd from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church in Old Saybrook at 1:00 on Friday the 24th.