|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1917|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2011|
Virginia C. Cooper
July 6, 1917 - June 9, 2011
Danielson - Virginia C. Cooper, 93, of Danielson died Thursday at Westview Healthcare Center in Dayville.
She was born in Providence, RI, July 6, 1917, daughter of the late Carlton and Rosalie Carter. She married the late Rev. Robert C. Cooper in Providence, RI, June 8, 1940.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn R. Cooper of St. Louis, MO; a son Dudley C. Cooper, his wife Carol and daughter Rachel of Ashford, CT; a son, Lincoln A Cooper, and his wife Janice of Sterling, CT; and a foster daughter, Jeanne Mackie, of Brooklyn, CT; two granddaughters, Susan Theroux, husband Paul and son Thomas, of Plainfield, CT; and Patricia Bradbury, husband John and sons Samuel and Ross of Killingly, CT; two grandsons, USCG Cdr. Benjamin Cooper, wife Karen and children Julia and Nathaniel of Chesapeake Beach, MD; and Matthew Cooper, wife Sarah and daughters Kaya, Cassandra and Clover of Killingly, CT.
She was predeceased by another grandson, Samuel Cooper, of Killingly, and her two brothers, Carlton and Robert Carter. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews as well as some close friends, among them former parishioners of her late husband, a well-known minister throughout western RI and northeastern CT.
An accomplished pianist and organist, Mrs. Cooper produced and directed several musicals in the South Killingly Community House and accompanied countless choruses, soloists, and choirs in churches where her husband was pastor. She also provided music for services in area convalescent homes. Frequently, she was the organist at the Tillinghast Funeral Homes, and together with her husband and several friends, she conducted a weekly "Sing Along" program at a nursing home in Danielson for approximately 20 years.
Her charitable deeds extended well beyond the local area by writing for more than 30 years Ye Olde Tyme Gazette, a short monthly publication containing poems, anecdotes, puzzles, etc. that she distributed to area "shut-ins." In addition to her musical and writing expertise, which included numerous short stories, an event she treasured was working alongside her husband as they cut winter's wood for their antique kitchen range that she cooked on daily for most of her married life. Mrs. Cooper always considered being a wife, mother, and homemaker "the best job in the world."
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2 P.M. at Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson. Following cremation, burial in South Killingly Cemetery will be private. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the funeral home from 5 - 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution be made to Project PIN (People In Need), 15 Babcock Ave, Plainfield, CT 06374 or to someone else in need. Published in Norwich Bulletin on June 11, 2011
Carlton Conrad Carter (1880 - 1968)
Rosalie Caroline Richards Carter (1888 - 1948)
Robert Campbell Cooper (1915 - 2001)*
New South Killingly Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 27, 2011
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