On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, right on cue for her afternoon nap, our beloved mother, Laura Ida Cook, decidedly said her goodbyes without any regrets and closed her eyes to take her turn to finally lay her soul to rest.
She leaves behind four children, Melissa Shaw, Mark House, Jason Cook and Jared Cook; three daughters-in-law, Neilie House, Rosemary Cook and Tina Cook; nine grandchildren, Mariah Marceau, Jonathan Cook, Nicholas Cook, Zander House, Martina Auger, Alexis Cook, Madison House, Riley Cook, Isabelle House; and just recently the blessing of her first great-granddaughter, Graelyn Cook. She also leaves behind her sister, Deborah Schoonmaker; a brother-in-law, Richard Schoonmaker; six nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
A celebration of her life will be held at her home on Snowball Hill Road in New Harbor, on Saturday, June 25 at 2:30pm.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.