Shirley Cook

March 29, 1923March 16, 2013

Shirley A. Cook, 89 of Eastham passed away on March 16 while residing at The Terraces in Orleans. Mrs. Cook was predeceased in 1998 by her husband Frederick.

Shirley was born on March 29, 1923 in Worcester, MA to Ralph and Eva (Sweet) Jacobs. Shirley was a graduate of Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, where she began her lifelong nursing career. Shirley was a member of the Eastham United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir; she also enjoyed gardening and her cat Holly.

Shirley is survived by a niece, Bonnie Benton of MD, nephews Jeffrey and Brian Jacobs both of FL, and Peter O’Connell of CT; as well as several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday March 21, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Nickerson Funeral Home 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans MA 02653. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 PM in the funeral home with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery, Eastham.

Memorial Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to The Eastham Rescue Squad 2520 State Highway Eastham, MA 02642; or to The Brewster Animal Rescue League, 3981 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631. For online condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shirley Cook

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The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

March 19, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.