Marguerite Cook

February 23, 1910November 14, 2013

Marguerite (O’Gara) Cook, age 103, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 14, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She spent her last days under the excellent care of the wonderful staff at the Somerset Ridge, enjoying her many visitors. Marguerite was born in 1910 to the late James and Margaret (Coyle) O’Gara, and was the wife of the late John D. Cook. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, class of 1927, and a proud graduate of Fitchburg State College, class of 1929, where she earned a degree in education.

A devoted housewife and mother, Marguerite cherished her time with family and friends. She was kind and loving, always offering a warm smile that touched the lives of everyone she met. She stood strong on her Catholic faith, and trusted God in all phases of her life.

She is survived by five children; Barbara Garant of Fall River, Donald Cook and his wife Virginia of Pembroke, Penelope Murtagh of Katy, TX, Robert Cook and his wife Elinor of Swansea, Marilyn Joynt and her husband Gerald of Somerset, and her sister-in-law Jane O’Gara of Tiverton. She also leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren and countless others who love her. She was mother-in-law of the late Albert Garant and sister of the late Charles and Edward O’Gara.

Her Funeral will be held Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00PM. Flowers welcome. Burial in North Burial Ground, Fall River.



  • Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 18, 2013


  • Burial

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Manny & Ellie Leite

November 17, 2013

Dear Gerry, Cookie & Family: We're sending our thoughts, love, hugs, prayers and deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Mom. May God's loving Presence comfort you all at this difficult time of loss. Mrs. Cook rests peacefully in the loving Arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless all of you. Hugs in Christ, Manny & Ellie

Kathleen Medeiros

November 17, 2013

I've known Mrs. Cook for 50 years. She was a kind and intelligent lady. She enjoyed her game shows especially Wheel of Fortune. She was an avid readeer. As we would say "She was as sharp as a tack " I know she has a special place in heaven. May you rest in peace dear lady.

Stephen Zagorski

November 16, 2013

I have so many memories of my childhood with Grandma. May you rest in peace.

Stacey Silva

November 16, 2013

I must say it was an absolute honor and a privilege to have known such an amazing women. May you rest in peace.

Florence & George Hodkinson, Sr.

November 16, 2013

Dear Cookie & Family,
So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. You and all your family are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Florence & George Hodkinson, Sr.

tammy martin(garant)

November 16, 2013

I will miss this amazing lady so much. She was not only my grandmother but an inspiration to all she came in contact with. I will not be able to make it with the distance and school. But know I m there in spirit. I love you all. Love you always grandma cook xoxo

Paul Martin

November 16, 2013


Linda Rebello

November 16, 2013

I have known Mrs Cook for the past almost three years and have enjoyed her company emmensely. She was a beautiful lady and she never complained. We spent many hours watching her favorite game shows and she also enjoyed my cookies. She will be greatly missed by me. Rest in peace Mrs Cook, you are finally with your husband in heaven. I love you, Linda.