Linda W. Cook

Linda Weir Cook, nee Linda Weir Crook, age 78, died on Friday, February 8, 2019 in her home in Hollis, NH. She was born on April 4, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Franklin Crook and Andra Zalanskas Crook. She earned a nursing degree from Boston University and worked at Greenbriar Nursing Home (as a geriatric nurse) and Community Council (as an outpatient mental health nurse), both located in Nashua, NH.

Linda loved laughter and possessed a wicked sense of humor: she enjoyed practical jokes, self-deprecating humor, and a good accidental fall. Her passion was her family, especially her five grandchildren. She was also a consummate hostess, single-handedly hosting many family reunions, holidays, friends and foreign guests. Linda was a lifelong learner, as well, constantly interested in the many sides of politics, religion and history; she loved a good debate or deep discussion.

Linda was predeceased by her brother Jason Franklin Crook of Nashua, NH. She is survived by her former husband, Robert H. Cook of Nashua, NH, her son Robert J. Cook, his wife, Elona Ziu Cook, and their 2 children Adrian and Annamaria Cook of Nashua, NH, her granddaughter Sarah Cook of Berlin, Germany, her son Scott A. Cook of Nashua, NH, her son John A. Cook of Nashua, NH, and her daughter, Jennie L.W. Siegel, her son-in-law, Sam J. Siegel, and their 2 children, Abrahm and Rory Siegel of Portsmouth, NH.

Services will be held at Saint Philip’s Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 500 W. Hollis St. Nashua, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 2:30-6:30 pm. A blessing and the eulogies will take place at 3:00. All are welcome. Linda, forever practical and empathetic, would have preferred no flowers; those who wish to do something in her honor are asked to instead do a kind deed for a stranger or donate the cost of flowers to a worthy charity. If you would like to share how you have chosen to honor her, please email, so that her family may know.

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