Colleen S. Cook

VASSALBORO – Colleen S. Cook, 68, of Vassalboro passed peacefully with loved ones by her side on Monday Jan. 10, 2022. She was born on March 31, 1953 in Eastport, Maine, the daughter of John Jacob Hutton and Margaret Elizabeth (Calder). Colleen grew up in Eastport and Enfield, Conn., graduating from Enfield High School.

As a single mom, Colleen had many jobs over the years. Most memorable were Sterns in Waterville, Cargill in Oklahoma, and her most recent position at the VA hospital at Togus where she retired in 2018.

Colleen was the epitome of a people person. She was always talking to strangers, asking where they were from and if they knew so and so. She loved hosting large family gatherings every summer, and was the hub of all information. Besides her love of family and friends, her passion was shopping and gifting! She loved Christmas and never forgot a birthday!

She is survived by her beloved husband Michael Cook; her sons James Jorgensen and his wife Jennifer of Northboro, Mass., William Jorgensen and his wife Amy of Windham, daughter Kayla Cook of Maine; her six grandchildren Collin, Landen, Miah, Johnny, Sarah and Bradford Jorgensen; her sisters Laurie Clark, Kathy Crockett and her husband Gerald, James Flye and his wife Arlene, sister-in-law Jayne Hutton; and many special nieces and nephews. Colleen also leaves behind three stepchildren, their spouses and children who she thought of as her own.

She was very into family history and genealogy and will be missed by those cousins and relatives she got to know over the years. We also want to mention two special friends, Eileen Bletz and Tammy Rose.

Colleen was predeceased by her father John Hutton of Covington, Ky., her mother, Margaret Calder Hutton of Eastport; her stepmother, Faylene Otis; brother John Hutton of Thorndike; and aunt Hilda Dinsmore of Enfield, Conn.

We will be having a local memorial service in the early spring and a graveside service in July in Eastport.

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses in the cardiac ICU at Maine Medical center in Portland for taking such good care of our Colleen!

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