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George Billings Cookman

November 11, 1936 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 83)

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Wakefield--George Billings Cookman, 83, died Saturday, June 6, at Wingate at Sharon, after a period of declining health. He is survived by two sons: Geoffrey Cookman, of Easton , and David Cookman, of Canton, a daughter, Elizabeth Andon and her husband John, of Norfolk, four grandchildren: Lindsay, Kailey, James and William Andon: his wife Bonnie's children, Roy E. Braswell II and Debby Krause; and his former wife, Esther Cookman, of Canton. He was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Yvonne "Bonnie" Cookman, 2017.

The son of Herbert C. and Hester Elizabeth (Billings) Cookman, George was born in Northampton, November 11, 1936. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy, in Braintree, and attended Boston University. He was a veteran of the US Navy. For most of his working career, George worked in advertising and sales. In more recent years, he was a courier for various companies in the Boston area. Prior to living in Wakefield, George lived many years in Gloucester and Canton. George enjoyed collecting music and audio visual equipment, playing the banjo and harmonica. He liked to cook and always followed world events.

Graveside services at Main Street Cemetery, Hatfield, will be held at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to Project ComeBack, 583 Adams St., Holliston, MA 01746. 

Project ComeBack is a non-profit equine-rescue therapy helping those who have endured trauma, with a focus on military Veterans,  founded by George's grand daughter.

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