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Marjorie Louise Cook

May 25, 1945 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 76)


Ms. Marjorie Louise Cook, the eldest child of Michael David Vanasco and Dorothy Fox, was born in Hershey, Pa, on Friday, May 25th, 1945. 
“Nan,” as family members and friends affectionately called her, received her formal education in the public schools of Derry Township, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 
She graduated from Hershey High School (Trojan Nation) Hershey Pa in the class of 1963. “Nan” achieved the honor of becoming the Head Majorette for the Hershey High School Marching Band. She continued her education at the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa, to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and did her internship there. “Nan” eventually changed career paths and worked at Rose Family Cleaners, Harrisburg, Pa, for over 30yrs. 
‘Nan” was an extraordinarily strong woman and a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed being around her family and grandchildren the most.  
In her leisure time, she enjoyed watching her team, the Philadelphia Eagles. She also loved spending her summer days at the pool and having one of her many cookouts. “Nan” enjoyed cooking ALL the food, like, peanut butter fudge, fruit pizzas, cakes, potato salad,  and more! “Nan” also enjoyed seeing the plays at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. 
On Friday, November 26th, 2021, “Nan” transitioned into eternal life in the peace of her family and friends, at home, in Harrisburg, Pa. 
She is preceded in death by her two parents, Michael and Dorothy. Her twin sisters Deanna and Laureen Vanacso died shortly after birth. Her twin brothers John “Michael” Vanasco, James “Martin” Vanasco, and her loving grandson Michael David Vanacso Jr. 
She leaves to celebrate her life, her daughters, Rebecca Lynn Marcum, Harrisburg, Pa, Amy Rochelle (Jeffrey), Vanasco-Pace, of Harrisburg, Pa, and Erica Denise Cook, of Harrisburg, Pa. She also leaves two sons, Arthur Lee Vanasco, of Lebanon, Pa, and Michael David Vanasco, of Harrisburg, Pa., and two sisters, Cynthia Glass of Harrisburg and Lisa (Bill) Mutch of Marysville, Pa.,  as well as 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren with two on the way and a host of nieces and nephews. 

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Memorial Service
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
The Gathering Place on Derry
2253 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

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