On October 4, 2012, Cheryl Ann Cook, 47, of East Lyme, CT entered into eternal rest at home. Cheryl was born on January 5, 1965 in Norwich, CT. She was a 1982 graduate of East Lyme High School, and attended Three Rivers Community College. She was employed for most of her adult life as Developmental Services Worker II for the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services/Respite Services. Cheryl always felt fortunate for being able to assist others that she cared for, and felt as if they were an extended part of her family.
Cheryl’s altruistic character and devotion to caring for her family, friends, and other members of the community was recognized and appreciated by all who knew her. Cheryl was most illuminated with joy and pride while caring for her beloved children and best friends, Michael and Caroline. Cheryl was delighted in crafting unique candles and soaps, and took pleasure in sharing them with family and friends. Cheryl was a loyal Red Sox fan who took full advantage of attending many baseball games with her late sister, Cyndi Arsenault.
Cheryl’s memory will be forever cherished by her surviving husband, Patrick Cook, devoted son Michael Cook, both of East Lyme, CT, precious daughter, Caroline Cook of Oakdale, CT, and the entire Cook family. Her everlasting memory with be held dearly in the hearts of her mother, Carol Arsenault of Punta Gorda, FL, her sister Andrea Arsenault, of Port Charlotte, FL, her sister and husband Caryl and Harry Glock, of Niantic, CT, and the entire Arsenault family. She will also be forever treasured by her three nieces, Danielle Francis, and Chloe and Bailee Glock, and her nephew, Jacob Glock.
Cheryl is now united peacefully with her late father, Andrew (Tony) Arsenault and her late sister, Cynthia Arsenault.
A memorial service in her honor will be held in Niantic, CT at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cheryl’s children, Michael or Caroline Cook, 21 Upper Walnut Hill Road, East Lyme, CT 06333.
Cheryl’s smile, laughter, and tenderness will be missed by her family and countless friends. She came to us with joy at dawn and left with a trail of stardust in the evening. We love you Che.