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Doris  D. (Drescher) Cook
  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' name may be made to the Congregational Church of Needham.

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“The Wellesley alumnae magazine arrived today and with it came news of Doris' death. I worked for Doris when I was a student at Wellesley. The...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: AnnMarie McIlwain - Summit, NJ

“On behalf of Food For The Poor, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Doris Cook, who was a true friend of ours...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Food For The Poor Planned Giving Department - FL

“I was sorry to learn of the passing of Doris. I worked with her at the College for 14 years and have many memories of fun and serious conversations...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Kettendorf - wellesley, MA

“I met Doris over 20 years ago when visiting our Masonic widows and reconnected with her at the Congregational Church when I started working there. ...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Ambuter - Windermere, FL

“Doris was someone who believed in people and forged strong friendships that were nurturing and kind. She was strong in all the best ways. She was a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Cartmell - Harwich, MA

“A very special lady who I've known for years. Doris's humor and caring and compassion will be greatly missed and I'm sure her garden is already...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michele Mold - Bourne, MA

“Sorry for your loss. May the family have peace and strength from Almighty God during this time.Ellen ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Aunt Doris was a joy to know and have as part of our family. We met her later in her life, but she instantly took up a special place in our hearts. ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Cook - Middleborough, MA

“We have many wonderful memories of Doris. She was a lovely woman who was full of energy, spirit and warm friendship. We will miss her.Chris and Frank...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Francis Arren - Marblehead, MA


Doris D. (Drescher) Cook, of Needham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at her home. She was 93 years old.
Doris was a graduate of Needham High School and Simmons College. Mrs. Cook was an employee of Wellesley College for 46 years. For many years, she was an officer of Wellesley College, serving as Secretary of the College and Clerk of the Board of Trustees. Throughout her life, Doris had been actively involved in many organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Drum and Bugle Corps, Jr. New Century Club, Simmons College Club of Boston and Needham Historical Society. She was actively involved at the Congregational Church of Needham, where she was a member for over 80 years. She served the church as a Deacon, Collector, choir member, Confirmation Mentor, President of the Friendly Society, Sunday School Teacher and had served on most committees of the church. In her spare time, Doris enjoyed gardening, bird watching, singing, listening to music, watching sports, particularly the Red Sox, playing bridge, working on the computer, emailing and swimming at Cape Cod.
The beloved wife of the late Edward M. Cook, she was the dear stepmother of Vivian Berquist and her husband Barry, Edward M. Cook, Jr. and his wife Lee and David Cook and his wife Peggy. She was a dear grandmother to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her cousin Paul Attridge and his wife Polly as well as many other cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham on Wednesday, February 21st from 4-7pm. Private burial will take place at the Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Congregational Church of Needham, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, on Saturday May 5th at a time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' name may be made to the Congregational Church of Needham.