Marian Miller Cook died peacefully on Dec. 3 at VITAS Hospice near her home on Marco Island, Fla. She was 88.

Marian was born on July 3, 1926 in Whitewater, Wis. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and later earned her master’s degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College in Boston. With that degree, she enhanced many a young mind as a second and third grade teacher at Bowman Elementary School in Lexington.

She resided in Lincoln for over 50 years, enjoyed many summers on Martha’s Vineyard and eventually called her winter residence on Marco Island home.

Aside from her family, some of her many interests included travel, art, volunteer work, puzzles and scrabble.

She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years Dr. Paul W. Cook Jr. and a brother William H. Miller of Pittsburgh. Marian had two sons, Peter and wife Janet, and John and wife Jean, and one daughter, Catherine. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Stephanie, Jason, Lesley, Danny, Christopher and Nicholas as well as five great-grandchildren.

Her family would like to express their thanks to Patti Bourne, her companion, caregiver and the family’s special angel as well as all the staff at VITAS Hospice.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Parish of Lincoln, P.O. Box 6218, Lincoln, MA 01773, or to the Friends of the Lincoln Council on Aging, c/o Lincoln Town Hall, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home of Concord. For online guestbook, visit