Joseph “Joe” W. Cook of Revere, MA, passed away on September 26, 2023 at the age of 86.
Joe was born June 15, 1937 in Horton, Alabama to Daniel Sr. and VeElla (Smith) Cook on their family farm along with ten other brothers and sisters.
In 1955, Joe joined the U.S. Navy, serving honorably for 3 years. During a port call in Boston, Joe met his future wife Arlene and relocated to the Boston area after his discharge to marry and start a family.
Joe had a general aviation career at Logan Airport for over 40 years, primarily for Butler Aviation, where he was respected and loved by all his co-workers while never missing a day of work. During this time, Joe was also an avid bowler participating in many leagues and loved to play pool as well.
Upon retirement, Joe and Arlene moved to Joe’s family farm in Alabama where they enjoyed 10 years of country life. They then returned to the Boston area where they resided at the Jack Satter House in Revere, with Joe making many friends, particularly with the poker club there.
Joe was predeceased by his aforementioned parents and three of his siblings, Tilton; Daniel Webster; and Ida Lee (Hopper). As well he is survived by seven other siblings, Michael; George, Vicki (Potash), Rosie (Dean), Joyce (Blackwood), Juanita (Johnson), and Bonnie (Mahan).
He is survived by his loving wife Arlene Cook and his three children: Kenneth and his wife Donna of Newtown, CT; Michael (predeceased by his wife Shawn) of Revere, MA; and Michele Gibson and her husband David, of Stoughton, MA.
As well as his grandsons Michael Cook (and wife Colleen) of Lynn, MA; Brian Cook of Leominster, MA; Mathew Cook of Revere, MA; Christopher Nessco (and wife Leah) of Leominster, MA; Jonathon Gibson of Stoughton, MA; and granddaughter Ashley Nicole Gibson of Stoughton MA.
Joe is also survived by his three great-grandchildren Jacob, Travis, and Vanessa, as well as another great-grandson on the way.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to New England Center and Home for Veterans. The family will hold a private ceremony. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertucciosmithvazza.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.