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Frederick A. Cooper 10/8/2016

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Frederick A. Cooper, 90, of North Attleboro passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

  He was married for 54 years to the late Mildred M. (Metthe) Cooper until her death in 2004.

Born in Attleboro on September 13, 1926, he was a loving son of the late Walter Austin and Sarah Belle (Richmond) Cooper.

Fred grew up and was educated in Attleboro.  During World War II he proudly served his country as a member of the Army Air Force.  He was discharged from duty November 6, 1945.

He was a retired toolmaker who made his home in North Attleboro for the past 70 years.

Fred enjoyed gardening, woodworking, camping and reminiscing about ice-cutting and days on the farm.  He had an upbeat attitude towards making the best of what life handed him.

Fred is survived by his devoted daughter, Deborah Cavanagh and her husband Paul of Attleboro.  He was grandfather to James Cavanagh of Providence, RI and Patricia Bratberg and her husband Jeffrey of Attleboro; he was great-grandfather to Kathryn and Nicholas Bratberg.  He was predeceased by his son, Richard A. Cooper and siblings Alice Patton, Albert Cooper and Janet Jackson.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A time for visitation will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro immediately followed by a service of remembrance in the funeral home.  Burial with military honors will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.



#7 Williams Family 2016-10-19 16:09
Condolences to the Cooper family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
#6 Dave & Cheryl Palmer 2016-10-13 10:49
Our deepest condolences on Fred's passing. He was quite a character, for sure. We always enjoyed being in his company; especially when he and Duke (Richard) were together ... it was quite entertaining. In fact, I'm sure he had a story or two to tell St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. God speed, Fred.
#5 Diane Guimond- Telli 2016-10-13 04:05
To the family of Fred Cooper. I used to ride motorcycles with Richard. Im the former Diane Guimond. Debby im so sorry for your loss. I hope he didnt suffer. Ill try to get to the funeral home on Saturday. My deepest regards..Diane (Guimond-Tellin i)Sequin. Thankyou.
#4 Tom Cooper 2016-10-12 19:35
I will always remember Fred's ability to laugh at almost anything, and have always treasured his narration of the videos of the ice house and farm films that Aunt Louse made from the 20's and 30's (and later).

I remember time with my brother Jim in his backyard pool, and honor and appreciate that he and Millie were the only aunt & uncle to make the long trip to our wedding.

You will be missed.
#3 Doug Surette 2016-10-12 18:50
To Fred's Family:

My condolences. Fred and Millie were friends of my parents (Paul and Sue Surette) and neighbors of ours a long time ago in North Attleboro before the construction of Rt 95 caused us to move to Attleboro. They were always kind to us, may they both now rest in peace.

-Doug Surette and the Surette Family
#2 Dyanne Spatcher 2016-10-12 16:44
Always enjoyed my conversations with Fred. We were two cut from the same cloth sharing a love of farms, land, and things in general. I am not a Cooper but grew up around the Cooper family though my father was brought up by a Cooper (his uncle by marriage.) I remember Fred fresh out of the army visiting Uncle Alvin. Anyway I am not the oldest of the group still alive but getting close to it! And incidentally my best to Patty! Great AHS days!
#1 Rob Metthe 2016-10-12 16:24
thank you Uncle Fred for always being welcoming and encouraging. have missed all the times of getting together and your wisdom. rest in peace Uncle.

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