Ella "Elli" (Stearns) Cook

February 2, 1928 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 91)

Ella “Elli” (Stearns) Cook of, 91, of South Windham, CT passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in East Hartford. She was the beloved wife of Eden Cook.  Born in Concord, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Viola Stearns.

Ella was a seamstress at heart, and enjoyed making clothes for her 6 siblings as they were growing up, and in later years enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans for her family. Ella loved traveling to her hometown of Concord, New Hampshire to visit friends and family. She enjoyed time spent with family at holiday gatherings and celebrations. 

Besides her spouse Eden, she is survived by her beloved poodle, Frosty, son Randy Sykes and wife Laura of West Simsbury and Ricky Sykes of East Hartford; her 5 grandchildren Sheri Forman and husband Peter of Tennessee, Rich Sykes of Torrington, Chris Sykes and wife Donna of Torrington, Kelly Buoniconti and husband Frank of Southwick and Randy Sykes of East Hartland; along with nine great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Ella also leaves her sister Edith Dombroski and husband Vincent of East Windsor, Bill Stearns of Windsor Locks and Beverly and Dan Rose of Enfield, CT. In addition she leaves behind sister-in-laws Connie Cadow of Vermont, Janet Clapp of Windham, Charlotte Rondow of New Hampshire and Carol Stearns of Myrtle Beach, and brother-in-law George Cook of Hampton. From her first marriage to Leon Sykes she leaves an extended family in Illinois and Virginia. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. Ella was predeceased by her first husband, Leon Sykes, her son Rich Sykes, three brothers Garland (Junior) Stearns, George Stearns, Douglas Stearns, and her mother’s twin sister, Violet.

Memorial donations in memory of Ella Cook to, Alzheimer’s Association

Ella’s family will receive relatives and friends Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with the service starting at 11:00 a.m., Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson Street, Willimantic. Burial will follow at Windham Center Cemetery, Windham. 

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