Jeffery Lee "Jeffro" Cook

  • Born: March 25, 1951
  • Died: December 4, 2017
  • Location: Killingworth, Connecticut

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Centerbrook, CT 06409
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeffery Lee Cook ("Jeffro"), a lifelong resident of Killingworth passed away at home on December 4, 2017 at the age of 66. Jeff was born to Winnie and Lee Cook on March 25, 1951. He graduated from the Morgan School in 1969 and promptly enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and honorably served his country on the U.S.S. Newport News CA-148. Jeff worked for the Town of Killingworth for 40 years. Jeff was a longtime and proud member of the Ancient Mariner's Fife and Drum Corp., the Old Saybrook V.F.W. Post #10153, and the American Legion Post #113, Old Saybrook. Affectionately known as the 'King of Killingworth', Jeff had a terrific sense of humor, and could often be found holding court at June's Outback Pub or the Killingworth Café. Jeff loved music. He was an accomplished guitarist and had a beautiful singing voice. Jeff is survived by two brothers, Craig Cook, Essex, and John (Jennifer) Cook, Deep River, and a sister, Karen Sypher, Westbrook, as well as his Godson with whom he had a very close bond, Paul Fredericksen, Killingworth. He is also survived by three nieces, Tracy, Jodi, and Kelly, and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Grenman, and a nephew, Geoffrey Sypher. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Killingworth Congregational Church, 273 Route 81 in Killingworth. A celebration of Jeff's life will take place immediately following at June's Outback Pub. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. To share a memory of Jeff or send a condolence to his family please visit . Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I still watch for him ~ and that old black Jeep ~ to roll up to my front door.... ..... Karen, John & Craig - my thoughts are with you ....

Posted by J Violissi - Killingworth, CT - friend   January 23, 2018

They don't have a selection for boyfriend there, I will always miss him we still stayed in contact. He was loved by many including me. aka Barb Ewart

Posted by Barbara Dionne - Meriden, CT - Friend   January 03, 2018

I was there for the services he rocked the house at church and at Junes Outback Pub standing room to beat the band, I dated Jeff for 2 yrs Barb Ewart, he will always be in my heart.

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2017

Karen, Craig and John So sorry to hear about Jeff, he was a great person, friend and full of charm. He is now with his mom and dad, whom i miss very much also. He is an up there watching over all of u now with alot of love

Posted by nancy Sampson - westbrook, CT - Friend   December 10, 2017

Always would greet me with a smile and friendly Hello
Greatly missed by so many and touched so many lives
My condolences to Jeffs family

Posted by Jacquelynn Begina - Killingworth, CT - Friend   December 10, 2017

So sorry for your loss John, Craig, Karen and family. He was surely loved by all, and will be missed. My heartfelt hugs and prayers are sent your way.

Posted by Carol Adanti - Old Saybrook, CT - Friend   December 10, 2017

I Cindy Cook,Would Like to send my condolences to John,Craig & Karen and all the nieces and nephews.I will miss Jeff so much I Truely loved your brotherhe was always a Gentleman to me.Idont know his Girlfriend but I would also like to send her my condolences,I'm Very Sorry for your loss

Posted by CINDY Cook - Beaverdam, VA - Family Friend   December 09, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss.
Hecwill greatly missed

Posted by Cheryl Mccarthy - Middletown - Friend   December 09, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Jeffro was such a nice nice man. He always had a smile on his face and could put a smile on any other persons face too. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Sheryl &Don Morin - Madison, CT - Friend   December 09, 2017

I was saddened to hear of the passing of my classmate and friend, Jeff. One of my memories was a night when Jeff was due to board ship at the New London Pier and he was late, so I offered to drive him in my Ford Falcon convertible along with a couple of other friends. We raced like never before along the back roads of Killingworth heading towards the turnpike, laughing with excitement and saying our farewells. We, of course, made it safely to our destination. Jeff was a sweetheart and a gentleman. Our lives took different paths so we weren't in touch, but he is one person from high school that I will always remember with fondness and never forget him! Love and healing to all.

Posted by Sharon Torell-Kwiatkowski - Old Saybrook, CT - Classmate   December 09, 2017

"Jeffro" was a class act. Gone much too soon. Loved his banter and incredible musical knowledge. Will miss his presence at The Cafe! May he rest in peace.
Gregg Doonan, Madison

Posted by Gregg Doonan - Madison, CT - Friend   December 08, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's sudden passing. My prayers are with all who loved him. Special hugs to Karen, John and Craig. He will be missed by so many. He was very special.

Posted by Kathy Nicely - Clinto, CT - Friend   December 08, 2017

To all jeff's Family so sorry for your loss. We Miss him and will miss his always kidding me by calling me Elvira instead of Elva.
Charlie and Elva Calci, Old Lyme, Ct

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2017

John, Craig and Karen
I, as many others, am so shocked. Keeping you and all that knew Jeff in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
~Robin Turek

Posted by Robin Turek - Madison, ME - Friend   December 07, 2017

Our sincerest condolences to Jeff's family on his sudden loss...Such a nice, sweet man with such a great sense of humor! You will surely be missed, Jeff.
Michelle and Dick

Posted by Michelle Hurteau - Killingworth, CT   December 07, 2017

Deepest sympathy for the loss of Jeff. I will miss seeing him around. May he rest in peace. ☮

Posted by Beverly Torell - Clinton, CT - Friend   December 07, 2017

My condolences to you Craig and your family.

Posted by Nancy Richards - Middletown, CT   December 06, 2017

I'm so sorry to read about this Craig and family. My condolences.

Nancy Richards

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2017

My life interactions with Jeff were many years ago when I lived in Killingworth. Jeff was a joy to be around and always made me smile and laugh. I'm so so sad and sorry to hear he has been called up to entertain the angels in heaven so soon
I hope all the love and joy he spread in his life will carry on through his friends and family. My condolences.

Posted by Gail Kelly - Venice, FL - Friend   December 06, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Cook family...I will miss that smiling face and the great sense of humor Jeffro had

Posted by Gary Greco - Northford, CT   December 06, 2017

Beautiful person. Always a smile on his face,he will be missed! RIP Jeff!

Posted by Anne Novy - Barefoot Bay, FL - Family Friend   December 06, 2017

After knowing Jeff for 40 years I can honestly say that he was one of the sweetest guys you will ever meet...we shared many memories and many laughs...he will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him

Posted by Donna Lott - Old Lyme, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

I dated Jeff in high school for two yrs and still remained friends I will always miss him.

Posted by Barbara Ewart Dionne - Meriden, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I remember him well as an active member of the VFW when, years ago, my dad was a member, too. Almost a decade older than me, I never knew Jeff well, but remember he always had a smile and a kind word for me. It's been some years since I saw him, but I remember him fondly.

Posted by Vera Kasson (Guk) - Saratoga Springs, NY   December 05, 2017

so sad to see you go God bless you on your journey

Posted by Colleen Murdock - Guilford, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

Very sad to hear that another important person we grew up with has passed and so young! My heart goes out to your family and our lifelong connection.

Posted by Deborah Meehan - Branford, CT   December 05, 2017

Always had a smile and a kind, if not funny word. A talented musician and singer. You will be missed. I salute you, thank you for your service to our country and may God speed my friend.

Posted by Walt - K-Town, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

So sorry to hear the sad news
But happy to have known Jeff and always enjoyed seeing him over the years
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family

Posted by Brian & Lise Thayer - Higganum, CT - Family Friend   December 05, 2017

Many fond memories, Jeff will be missed, will especially miss the jokes, a true one of a kind. Rip jeffro

Posted by Melanie Webber - Merritt island, FL - Friend   December 05, 2017

Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing. He will be missed. Hugs to you all.

Posted by Nancy Carr De Genaro - East Haddam, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

I first met Jeff when I moved to Killingworth, I was 12 and he was 13. His sister Linda was the first person that invited me to her house and we became best friends. I spent a lot of time at their home when we were kids. The memory that comes to mind when I think of Jeff is when he would stand in their living room looking into the mirror.With his guitar around his neck, combing his hair and singing an Elvis song. He would ask "Don't I look just like Elvis?" and we would laugh. I just talked to Jeff and Johnny a couple of weeks ago. I guess he is one of those people you think will always be around. Craig, Karen and John, you are in my prayers. Love Liz

Posted by Liz (Salling) Santamaria - Killingworth, CT - Family Friend   December 05, 2017

Our deepest sorrow to Jeffs family and also friends, he was an absolute good guy.He really will be missed,

Judy and Freddie Koch

Posted by judy koch - Madison, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

It's never an easy time when a family member passes. Your family has experienced so many losses. Craig, Johnny and heart goes out to you during this difficult time. And my prayers are with you. RIP, Jeff...your voice will now serenade the heavens. Your "old" neighbor, Sandy (Poelman) Castaldi

Posted by Sandy Castaldi - Westerly, RI - Friend   December 05, 2017

Rest In Peace, Jeffro

Posted by Bonnie Alexander - GuilfordN2yWz - Acquaintance   December 05, 2017

My thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends. He will be missed by all!

Posted by Paula Cote - Auburn, GA - Friend   December 05, 2017

Craig Karen & John. My deepest sympathy. Jeff was always like a big brother to me. I will miss him very much

Posted by David Blifford - Deep River   December 05, 2017

We are so truly sorry for the loss of Jeffry. He always greeted us with a smile and a hello beautiful, he was a very sweet man and will truly be missed.

Posted by Leslie and frank Hodges - Clinton - Friend   December 05, 2017

i just cant believe this. Im so sorry for the Cook families loss(and for all of us friends of which there were many). He will be missed for sure. He wasa such a kind man.

Posted by Ben Zukowski - Killingworth, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

i just cant believe this. Im so sorry for the Cook families loss(and for all of us friends of which there were many). He will be missed for sure. He wasa such a kind man.

Posted by Ben Zukowski - Killingworth, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017

So sorry

Posted by Stephen Petrosky - Jonesboro, AR - Friend   December 05, 2017

My sincere condolences to the extended family! Jeff was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace.X

Posted by Page Putney - Stuart, FL - Friend   December 04, 2017

Jeff will always be remembered for his love of music & entertaining others with his singing & playing his guitar! He always loved to reminisce of the things he experienced through his years! His family & friends were so important to him!

Posted by David & Diane Kukta - Chester, CT - Friend   December 04, 2017

Dearest Karen, Craig & John & Jennifer my heart goes out to you all! Jeff was a great friend Dave & I are saddened by all of our loss. He will be missed by many! I wish there was something we could have done to help him! He lived his life his way & I'm sure he wouldn't have changed anything! He'll always be in our hearts!

Posted by David & Diane Kukta - Chester, CT - Friend   December 04, 2017

Just no words to help ease the heartache. His smile will always be remembered and sorely missed.

Posted by Sheryll Dupuis - Deep River, CT - Friend   December 04, 2017

My heart felt condolences go out to you all. I always loved talking with Jeff every time I would see him. I don't know how I'm going to be able to walk in to June's without hearing hey cousin. Followed by a big hug and kiss from Jeff. He will truly be missed.
Love to you all,

Posted by Theresa Harris - Clinton, CT - Family   December 04, 2017

Karen, John, Craig and family,
I will remember Jeff's smile and all of the parties and picnics where the Cook family would always sing and have so much fun together!! I am so sorry for your loss. I send my heartfelt sympathy to you all.
Flo ❤

Posted by Flo Zaremba - Deep River, CT - Friend   December 04, 2017

OMG.. so shocked!! Hugs and love to you.. will always remember his smile and love of life!

Posted by Nancy Shuss - Clinton, CT - Friend   December 04, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the loss of Jeff.He will be greatly missed

Posted by David Cook - Old Saybrook, CT - Family   December 04, 2017

What moves through us is a silence,a quiet sadness.a longing for one more day,one more word,one more hug.we may not understand why "Jeff" left this Earth so soon, or why he left so soon,or why he left before you all were ready to say goodbye, little by little you begin to remember not just that he passed, but that he lived,and that his life gave us all memories too beautiful to forget. Our thoughts and prayers are for his entire family and friends

Posted by Rich & Peggie Sypher - Deep River, CT - Family Friend   December 04, 2017


I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Although I did not know him well, he was a very kind person and loved his family so much,love and prayers to the whole family. Jeff now has beautiful wings and will be watching you all always.

Posted by Suzi Zadroga - Friend   December 04, 2017