Christopher Lance Cook
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Christopher Lance Cook, of Fairfield, loving husband, father, son and brother died on April 14, 2014 after a long illness. He was 48 years old. Born in Danbury on April 7, 1966, Christopher grew up in Fairfield and earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Fairfield University in 1988. He married his cherished wife, Camilla Mackeprang Cook, in 2006.
Christopher excelled in business as Vice President & General Manager of Indirect Equipment Finance at Hitachi Capital America Corp., in Norwalk. His interests and talents spanned many disciplines. He was an avid and talented photographer, capturing memories and scenes of family, friends and his many travels. He enjoyed nature, music, travel and fly-fishing everywhere from the Long Island Sound to Alaska. He also loved sports. Christopher played baseball at Fairfield University, ranking among the Stags' batting leaders, and concluding with a .320 career batting average. His athleticism and passion for the game continued, and he played first base with the New Canaan Cannons Senior Baseball League until 2012.
Christopher's family and friends will miss his playful wit, enthusiasm, warmth, and intellect. Christopher had the ability to make everyone around him feel at ease and was admired for his generosity and strength in the face of challenges big and small.
In addition to his wife, Christopher is survived by their beloved daughter, Kirsten; his parents, Donna Gigliotti (Cook) Curran and her husband, Michael Curran, of Bridgeport, and C. Donald Cook and his fiancée Debbie McAuley of Bridgeport; his maternal grandmother, Mafalda Gigliotti of Bridgeport; his sister, Dr. Courtney Cook Stephenson of Charlotte, N.C.; his step-sister, Stacey Curran of Bridgeport; his nephew George Stephenson and nieces Julianna Stephenson and Ella Curran. Christopher was predeceased by his stepmother, Patricia Hemenway Cook.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield. Funeral services will take place at 11am on Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Paul's on-the-Green, 60 East Ave., Norwalk, Conn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Trout Unlimited or The Connecticut Hospice.
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Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in The Hour on Apr. 16, 2014