Mr. Henry "Hank" Cokash

  • Born: April 20, 1957
  • Died: January 12, 2018
  • Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Henry "Hank" Cokash of Wilmington, passed away on Friday January 12, 2018 with his family by his side. He was 60 years of age

Raised in East Boston, Hank is the loving son of Josephine (Firicano) and the late Henry G. Cokash. Hank loved music. In his house there would always be music playing for him and his family and friends to enjoy. He loved collecting stamps and records. He has one of the biggest record collections known. He loved to dance and would be the first one on the dance floor. Most importantly, he loved his family. They were first and foremost in his life.

Hank was the beloved husband of Susan (MacDougall). Devoted father of Sara and Amber Cokash. Loving brother of Cathy Nikodemos and her husband Paul and John Cokash. Dear uncle of Jaclyn and Lauren Nikodemos and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. (RT28) STONEHAM Thursday January 18th, 2018 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Hank's Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Wednesday January 17th, 2018 from 4-8pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Please consider donations in memory of Hank to The Multiple Sclerosis Community Foundation at


Condolence & Memory Journal


Forever our hero

Posted by Susan cokash - Wilmington, MA - spouse   February 08, 2018

Susan I am very sorry to hear about Henry I will miss him singing one of his favorite songs to me at our MS meeting.

Posted by lina dipaolo - tewksbury, MA - Friend   January 17, 2018

I am heart broken to hear of Henry's passing. I met Henry at our ms support group in Tewksbury. He was a pleasure to talk to and when he spoke, you knew how much he adored his family. With all that he went through, there was never a why me. I will always remember Henry and your family in my prayer's. He is at peace now, with no pain, basking in the sunshine watching over you and your girl's. Fly high Henry.

Posted by Camille Pietroforte - Billerica, MA - Friend   January 16, 2018

Sue, Sara and Amber,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hank was a truly great guy and will always live on in your hearts ♥. Love you all,

Posted by Pat MacDougall    January 16, 2018

Dearest Sara and family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort for you at this time. Sara you always spoke so lovingly about your Dad and I know how much you love him. May the Lord comfort you during the difficult days ahead.

Love, Heidi

Posted by Heidi Kumm - Nashua, NH   January 16, 2018

Susan, I will truly miss Henry and our conversations about music and records. We shared that and our experiences living with MS. I was hoping to see him at our next Support Group meeting as 'Music Speaks: How music therapy supports brain function' and hear him interact with the group. Henry appreciated the support he got at home and I hope he got something out of our support group. May his love of music fill your heart. God bless you and your family.


Posted by Ron Esher - Wilmington, MA - Acquaintance   January 16, 2018

Henry was a wonderful man and it is no coincidence because he came from a great family. He is one of the great memories of my childhood because when I would visit he always had time to grab the baseball glove and play catch, or throw the football around, or just talk. I know when I hear the Beatles play I will see his kind face.

Posted by John Gerardi - family   January 16, 2018

Condolences to Susan and her family. Such sad news, a great guy and high school friend. Some facts I remember about Henry, never missed a day of school in 12 years, ate peanut butter and jelly every day of those years for lunch, and the best of all wanted a basket ball hoop at the Eutaw/Trenton Park, he dug for hours into the night, the next day Boston Public Works came and bulldozed the whole Park for a restoration project! Rest in peace Henry, you were admired by any.

Posted by Denise Viscardi - Foxboro, MA   January 16, 2018

In the short time that Henry belonged to our MS Support Group in Tewksbury we grew to love his humor and everything else about him.

He will be missed more than words can say.

*Henry we'll all meet someday with no walkers or wheelchairs.

Posted by Marie Horgan - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   January 16, 2018

Dear susan, sara, and amber, I am so sorry for the passing of Henry. He was truly a gem, one of a kind. He loved you all more then life itself. He will always be with you, always. And to my dearest auntie josie, cathy and john, auntie u raised an incredible man, always there no matter what. What a true meaning of a family man.we all got to grow up with such a vibrant, happy, caring man. He will be missed but always in our hearts. Rest easy Henry till we all meet again.

Posted by Melissa Firicano - Wilmington, MA - Family   January 15, 2018

My sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all during this difficult time. Rom 15:4


Posted by A friend   January 15, 2018

Our sincere condolences to the Cokash family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day. - Ps 145:18,19

Posted by - MA   January 15, 2018