ATHOL - A Funeral Mass for Calvin W. Cook, 89, of 265 Beacon St., was held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady Immaculate Church, with the Rev. Fr. Krzysztof Korcz, pastor, officiating.
The organist was Terry Parker Jr. and the cantor was Elizabeth Hume.
The first reading was done by Stella Murphy and the second reading by Jane Lachance.
The gifts were brought forward by Calvin's children, Susan, Greg, Candy and Rick.
Burial with military honors followed at Silver Lake Cemetery and the bearers were Kent Mareau, Michael Perry, Nicole Perry, Mark Casella, Anthony Sheffield, Peter Parker and Greg Cook.
Members of the United States Army Honor Guard played Taps, and folded and presented the flag to Mrs. Cook.
A reception was held at the King Phillip Restaurant in Phillipston.
Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol, directed arrangements.
ATHOL - Calvin W. Cook, 89, of 265 Beacon St., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester.
Calvin was born in Athol on Oct. 22, 1924, the son of Willard and Hazel (Abare) Cook. He grew up and has lived in Athol all of his life, attending Athol High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Calvin worked on construction projects as a grade foreman all of his life, being a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America, local number 39. He worked on the building of Route 2, the Portsmouth Circle, Bear Swamp and many other projects throughout New England.
He always enjoyed having a project going and did many home remodeling projects with his two sons. He most especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and many pets.
He leaves his wife of 63 years, Angelina M. (Casella) Cook; four children, Susan Perry and Kent Moreau of Fitchburg, Greg Cook of Enfield, Conn., Rick Cook of Athol and Candy Parker and her husband Peter of Athol; three grandchildren, Nicole and Michael Perry and Anthony Sheffield; a brother, Joseph Cook of Saco, Maine, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Taylor, Brad and Douglas Cook.
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady Immaculate Church, 192 School St., Athol, with the Rev. Fr. Krzysztof Korcz, pastor, officiating (those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to church). Burial will follow at Silver Lake Cemetery and calling hours will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Higgins-O'Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main St., Athol.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Calvin's name be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For further information or to share a memory with the family, log onto www.higginsoconnorfuneralhome.com.