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Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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James Cook

James J. "Jimmy" Cook

Wednesday, January 27th, 1926 - Sunday, May 16th, 2021
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AKWESASNE – James J. “Jimmy” Cook, 95, a lifetime resident of State Route 37, peacefully passed away Sunday evening, May 16, 2021 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lisa with his loving family at his side.

Jimmy was born on January 27, 1926 on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, the son of the late Basil and Delia (Herne) Cook. He first attended country schoolhouses before going to Mohawk School. On October 16, 1947, Jimmy married the love of his life, Virginia Ransom, at St. Regis Catholic Church. She predeceased him on September 5, 1993.

Jimmy first worked for a time at Tru-Stitch Slipper Factory in Bombay before starting as a truck driver during the construction of the Seaway. He later started at Salmon River Central School where he was a bus driver and truant officer for 25 years and is fondly remembered by many of his former students. Jimmy was a lifelong communicant of St. Regis Catholic Church, a member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits Group, and former member of the Teamster’s Union. Jimmy was an avid gardener and fisherman – being fondly remembered for his beautiful dahlias and his smoked fish. He also enjoyed doing yardwork, playing Radio Bingo, visits to the casino, and following all sports especially his beloved Detroit Red Wings. Jimmy would often be seen in the stands of his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. If you ever needed a hug and smile, everyone knew that you could get it at Wild Bill’s, as Jimmy was always there.

Jimmy is survived by his sons and their wives, Jerome J. and Mary Cook of Akwesasne and Michael J. and Lisa Cook of Massena; his grandchildren, Mitch Cook (Rae), Michele Cook (Frank), Karrie Benedict (Ricky), Amanda Garrow (Ross), Zachary Cook (Bridgitte), Scott Martin, Hannah Martin (Tylar), Dana Cook (Tracy), Jennifer Cook (Clayton), and Jonathan Cook; 18 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, his half-brother, Basil Cook Jr. “Buddy” of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Harry Cook; a grandson, James Christopher Cook; his brother, Ernie Cook; and a half-brother, Arthur “Chubby” Cook.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena on Thursday 1-8:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM until the time of funeral services at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Iakhihsohtha Lodge Activities Fund or St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens.

Jimmy’s family wishes to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley for the exceptional care and support they provided to him.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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  • Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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    Officiant
    Rev. Jerome Pastores
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    St. Regis Road
    HOGANSBURG, NY 13655
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Dean Papineau

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Our love and prayers to Uncle Jimmy. From Dean, Shane, Ryan and Howard
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Iris Herne

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Jimmy was a very helpful man. If you asked he would help you the best that he could.
One time I was in college and a couple of friends and I decided to go to Montreal for a concert. Before we got to the Concert the car broke down. We got it to a garage. We got a cab and went to the Concert. At this time J.O.M. paid for a bus to go to concerts in Montreal. We hoped that Jimmy was there with a bus. Well he was found and was told what happen. He was asked if we could get a ride back. He smiled and said yes he had room on the bus for us to get home. He took every one home after the concert. That night he saved us and brought us home safely. The last time I got to talk with Jimmy. I brought that night up. He looked at me with a smile and said you remember that. I told him how can I forget. You saved us that night. I gave him a hug. Oh yeah Jimmy loved hugs. So sorry to know he has gone. Rest in love and peace. Iris Herne
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We send our deepest condolences and all our love. -Chrissy and the boys
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