OBITUARY

Karen L. Cook

November 29, 1966May 4, 2019
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AUBURN – Karen Louise Cook, 52, passed away May 4, 2019, with her loving family by her side after a valiant fight against cancer. Karen was born Nov. 29, 1966, in Biddeford, the daughter of Laurence R. & Rose-Marie Marcotte. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School and went on to be a paralegal at Shankman Associates for 35 years (if you asked when she started, she would answer at the age of 12). She had a great sense of humor. Karen met the love of her life, Jon Cook, and they were married in 1998, and have spent the last 21 years living a wonderful life together. Karen was an active woman and had many hobbies that she and Jon enjoyed together. They spent many days skiing at Sugarloaf and Sunday River, riding their Harley Davidson, and taking long rides in her Mustang Convertible. She enjoyed the White Mountains in New Hampshire and the sandy beaches along the Maine Coast. Every year she loved supporting and participating in The L-A Harley-Davidson Camp Sunshine Ride to Sugarloaf. She was a member of William J Rodgers Post 153, American Legion Auxiliary, and New Auburn Social Club. Karen was predeceased by her father Laurence R. Marcotte.

Karen is survived by her husband Jon Cook; mother Rose-Marie Marcotte; son Jason Cook and significant other Trina Turgeon, daughter Breanna and husband Devin Robbins; grandchildren Jaxon and Elijah Cook, Caroline and Conner Robbins, Kaiden Turgoen; brother David Marcotte and fiancé Jessica Blanchard; nieces Anna-Rose Marcotte and Abigayle Carney, nephew Austin Garey; father- in-law Jim Cook and wife Paula, mother-in-law Carmen Cook and husband Robert Morlock; sister in-law Michelle and husband Jack Packham; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to say thank you to the following, Dr. Rausch, Nurse Megan and all the staff at Hematology Oncology Department of CMMC, Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice and the staff at, Androscoggin Hospice House, TEAM KAREN, for their support. *WAKE UP, KICK ASS AND REPEAT*

Visiting hours will be held at the Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. A memorial service will begin at noon, followed by a celebration of Karen's life at the American Legion Post 153.

Please visit www.TheFortinGroupAuburn.com to share stories and leave condolences for Karen’s family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Returning Karen’s Kindness to the Maine Cancer Foundation at https://mainecancer.org/donate-now or by mail: Maine Cancer Foundation 170 US Rte. 1, Suite 250 Falmouth, ME 04105 #ReturningKarensKindness

  • FAMILY

  • Karen is survived by her husband Jon Cook; mother Rose-Marie Marcotte; son Jason Cook and significant other Trina Turgeon, daughter Breanna and husband Devin Robbins; grandchildren Jaxon and Elijah Cook, Caroline and Conner Robbins, Kaiden Turgoen; brother David Marcotte and fiancé Jessica Blanchard; nieces Anna-Rose Marcotte and Abigayle Carney, nephew Austin Garey; father- in-law Jim Cook and wife Paula, mother-in-law Carmen Cook and husband Robert Morlock; sister in-law Michelle and husband Jack Packham; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Karen was predeceased by her father Laurence R. Marcotte.
  • DONATIONS

  • Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Rte. 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105

Services

  • Visiting Hours Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2019

Memories

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Clara Baillargeon

May 18, 2019

I didn’t know Karen for very long. A brief time during her stay at cmmc on the floor where I work. Her joy for life and personality filled the room. She made me a better cna, and I thank her for that.
Clara

Elisha Lemm

May 14, 2019

I miss you girl love you always have always will.

John and Marleen Cook

May 11, 2019

Jon, it's amazing to us that we don't know what Karen looked like without a smile -- always happy, always laughing. She will be sorely missed, and we're all more fortunate for having known her.

elise hoy

May 10, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My maiden name is Bouttenot (Gertrude and Edward Bouttenot's daughter). I am related through my mother, whose father was the brother to Alice Legendre, whom of course I knew as "Matante Alice" and her husband "Mononcle Joe". I have sweet memories of them and of course, Matante Rose and Mononcle Larry. While I did not grow up having had opportunities to know Karen, I would see her on rare occasions. Last year I happened to be at a local credit union and we recognized each other, though it had been years since we"d seen each other. She was as beautiful as ever and I was struck by her sweet nature, though we really only "knew" each other through our mutual relatives. Please know you are all in my prayers and fond memories of my extended family. Sincerely, Elise Hoy

Stephanie Brushwein

May 9, 2019

I remember when we first met, we went on a motorcycle ride together and we ended up at cow shit corner. Your smile is what caught me at first and then once I got to know you it was everything about you, your smile, your kindness, your heart and how you cared about everyone. I am so glad we became such great friends, I will cherish all the memories, always. You always thought you were a bother while you were sick for having to ask for rides to chemo, or wanting someone to sit with at home, what you don't know is, I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else except with you. I love you Chocolate and I will miss you with all my heart.

Thinking of you Jon, Rose and the rest of the family.
With deepest sympathy
Stephanie "chipmunk" & Glen Brushwein

gregory roy

May 9, 2019

my most sincere condolences to mrs marcotte and her immediate family , Karen and I went to her jr prom together , we had a great time this was 1983 , time flys , great person , very funny , and ALWAYS had that bigger than life smile RIP your friend Greg Roy

Lovia Koscinski

May 9, 2019

The world has lost a beautiful soul. Her smile and beautiful ❤️ eyes always lit up the room. At camp she always was bright and happy.
I'll always remember her riding by the store front on the back of Jon's bike.....waving and sticking out her tongue 💕😋
Rest in piece now Karen
Our deepest condolences 🙏 to you Jon and your family 💔🙏. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories ❤️
From all of us at Riverbend Campground - Lovia and Marc Koscinski 💕

Linda Halligan

May 8, 2019

OMG the world has lost a wonderful person. She was truly beautiful inside and out. Although I hadn't seen Karen much in recent years I remember all the fun we had together. We TOTALLY tore up the town!! As life happens we grew apart, but I will never forget her. Every year on my birthday she would leave me a VM wishing me a Happy Birthday, she never forgot. I am so glad that she got to marry the love of her life and spend years being happy with each other. She had a smile that would light up the room and a wonderful attitude about life. We have lost a great one. Rest in peace my friend.

Ron Tremblay

May 8, 2019

Ron and Roxanne
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Our condolences to All of Karen’s family and friends. She had did such a great smile and personality. So sad. Rest In Peace.

Nancy Bard

May 7, 2019

Heaven has received another perfect “ANGEL”. We have lost a classy lady & a special friend. Her family will always have their angel watching over them forever…. Memories will help the hard times. When we're feeling sad we'll think of Karen’s smile… Never forgotten - Rest easy my friend. Nancy Bard

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Biography

AUBURN – Karen Louise Cook, 52, passed away May 4, 2019, with her loving family by her side after a valiant fight against cancer. Karen was born Nov. 29, 1966, in Biddeford, the daughter of Laurence R. & Rose-Marie Marcotte. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School and went on to be a paralegal at Shankman Associates for 35 years (if you asked when she started, she would answer at the age of 12). She had a great sense of humor. Karen met the love of her life, Jon Cook, and they were married in 1998, and have spent the last 21 years living a wonderful life together. Karen was an active woman and had many hobbies that she and Jon enjoyed together. They spent many days skiing at Sugarloaf and Sunday River, riding their Harley Davidson, and taking long rides in her Mustang Convertible. She enjoyed the White Mountains in New Hampshire and the sandy beaches along the Maine Coast. Every year she loved supporting and participating in The L-A Harley-Davidson Camp Sunshine Ride to Sugarloaf. She was a member of William J Rodgers Post 153, American Legion Auxiliary, and New Auburn Social Club. Karen was predeceased by her father Laurence R. Marcotte.

Karen is survived by her husband Jon Cook; mother Rose-Marie Marcotte; son Jason Cook and significant other Trina Turgeon, daughter Breanna and husband Devin Robbins; grandchildren Jaxon and Elijah Cook, Caroline and Conner Robbins, Kaiden Turgoen; brother David Marcotte and fiancé Jessica Blanchard; nieces Anna-Rose Marcotte and Abigayle Carney, nephew Austin Garey; father- in-law Jim Cook and wife Paula, mother-in-law Carmen Cook and husband Robert Morlock; sister in-law Michelle and husband Jack Packham; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to say thank you to the following, Dr. Rausch, Nurse Megan and all the staff at Hematology Oncology Department of CMMC, Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice and the staff at, Androscoggin Hospice House, TEAM KAREN, for their support. *WAKE UP, KICK ASS AND REPEAT*

Visiting hours will be held at the Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. A memorial service will begin at noon, followed by a celebration of Karen's life at the American Legion Post 153.

Please visit www.TheFortinGroupAuburn.com to share stories and leave condolences for Karen’s family and friends.