Patrick Joseph Cooke Jr.
Patrick Joseph Cooke Jr., 90, passed away January 16, 2018 surrounded by family.
He was born October 11, 1927 in Bridport, VT the son of Patrick and Isabelle (Tulley) Cooke Sr.
He grew up in Bridport, VT and graduated Middlebury High School in 1945 and worked on the home farm til age 25 at which time he bought a farm in Panton, VT and spent 65 years farming with his family. He loved working the land and being outside. He also served as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Patrick is survived by his sons Patrick Cooke III and his significant other Tammy Chase of Gansevoort, NY; Kevin Cooke of Panton, two daughters, Rebecca Cooke of Middlebury, Cindy Cooke of Panton; his grandsons, Patrick Cooke IV, Seth Tracy, Eric and Adam Thomann; his great grandchildren, Savannah Thomann and Liam Thomann; a brother Alan Cooke and a sister Anna Reynolds.
Predeceased by his wife Frances Alberta Sperry Cooke, his parents, a brother Steven Cooke, and a sister Marie Wood.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 25th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes in the spring. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT or St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 85 South Maple Street, Vergennes, VT 05491. To send online condolences to his family please visit brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com