Douglas B. Cook, 54

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Douglas B. Cook, 54, of Hopkinton, MA passed away suddenly on March 25, 2018. He leaves behind his beloved family, wife Diane Stelfox Cook of Hopkinton, children, Noelle Cook, Peter Cook, and Katherine Cook of Mendon, Matthew Doyle of New York City and Brian Doyle of Hopkinton, his mother Sally Cook and brother Duncan Cook of West Falmouth.

Doug was a proud graduate of the University of Maine, Orono. He earned two degrees: Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering. His love for the outdoors began in childhood, and continued during his time in Maine, where as a student, he started the business that would grow to be one of the largest forestry companies in New England, Cook Forest Products of Upton. Although Doug is remembered for being a hard worker, it is his love for family and friends, and his drive to do anything for them, that will be so greatly missed. He was a warm and strong presence everywhere.

Doug was a passionate skier and especially loved the woods of Jay Peak and introducing others to the thrill of being outdoors. He loved fishing from his Shamrock which he salvaged and rebuilt. He looked forward to OBH hockey.

All are welcome to the wake at Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton on Thursday, April 5 from 4 to 8 pm and to the memorial service on Friday, April 6 at 11 am at St. John’s Church 9 Glen Road in Wellesley.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in celebration of Doug may be made to a forestry scholarship in his name. Donations may be made in his name to the University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792 or online at