Rebecca ‘Hazel’ Cook, 102

Rebecca "Hazel" Cook, 102, of Bridgton, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Bridgton Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Bath, a daughter of Linwood C. and Rebecca A. (London) Feero. Hazel attended schools in Woolwich and Bath before attending the University of Maine, ultimately earning a Master's degree in Education.

Hazel's teaching career began in Tenant's Harbor and later in Bath during WWII while her husband, Enoch Standish Cook, whom she married on June 27, 1942, in Bath, was away at war. Upon his return, they moved to Bridgton, where she instructed in the languages — French, English and Latin at Bridgton High School and, subsequently, Lake Region High School. Hazel retired from full-time teaching in the early 1980s, but continued substituting until around 1990.

She was a member of the Bridgton Hospital Guild, Friendship Button Club and was a founder of the Lake Region High School National Honors Society.

Hazel is survived by her son, Tim Cook and his wife, Audra of Bridgton; a daughter, Becky Cook of Bridgton; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Enoch Standish Cook; three brothers, Harold and Percy Miller and Scott Feero; and a sister, Jane Feero.

Gifts maybe given in Hazel's memory to Lake Region High School National Honor Society Scholarship Fund, 1877 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055; Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3575, Portland, ME 04104; or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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