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“Dear Gina, Teddie and family,We are both so sorry for your loss. We will miss John and his humor. We can still see him rubbing his stomach as he...Read More ยป
1 of 1 | Posted by: Ayman & Diane Halabi - Bridgeport, CT

T. John Cook, age 91, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Virginia Pittu Cook, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side. Born in St. Louis, MO on December 21, 1925 son of the late Steve and Victoria Ghitsa Coca ( Cook ), John had been a Bridgeport and Fairfield Town resident for most of his life. He proudly served his country during WWII in the US Infantry on the Italian front as a Staff Sergeant. John later went on as the co-owner of the Seaside Grocery and Meat Market for many years with his brother Nicholas. He was a kind and compassionate person to his customers and to all those who knew him, never complaining about his aches and pains. He loved his church and worked for it in many capacities and as chief coffee maker for the Fellowship Hour and the St. Dimitrie Seniors group while his wife Gina conducted the Church Choir for over 65 years. John loved telling stories and jokes and enjoyed a good laugh with everyone he met. After retiring from his business, he became an avid golpher , In addition to Gina, his devoted wife of 68 years, John leaves behind his sons, Theodore J. Cook, Jr and his wife Elizabeth Cook and Donald Thomas Cook , his loving daughter Patti Cook Johnson, his granddaughter Bethany Fuscaldo and her husband Joseph, a great-granddaughter Tory. his brother Fr. George Coca and his wife Mariana. John leaves behind his special nephews Steve and Dean Coca, a special niece Ann Nastu, sister in law Flora Pittu as well as several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his son Robert Steven Cook, brother Nicholas Cook, son in law Travis Johnson and several brothers in law and sisters in law. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Dimitrie Romanian Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery with full Military Honors. Calling hours will be held at the Church on Tuesday from 4-8 pm. Arrangements in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Dimitrie Church Endowment Fund. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit