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Henry F. Cooper Jr.

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Mr. Henry F. Cooper Jr., 79, a resident of South Stateline Road, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born in Bennington, Vt., on July 12, 1926. He was the son of the late Henry F. and Helen L. (Clark) Cooper. He received his education in Bennington. A World War II veteran, Henry served in the United States Army.

He married the former Eleanor M. Robertson on May 9, 1953, in North Bennington, Vt.

In earlier years, Henry was employed at the Bradford Mill, Sprague Electric, Cushman Manufacturing and the Hale Company in Arlington, Vt. He later worked at Globe Union, which became Johnson Controls from which he retired in 1988.

He enjoyed playing horseshoes, and over the years he received many trophies. He and his wife, Eleanor, were very active in the Bennington Horseshoe Club. They also traveled throughout Vermont and New Hampshire to different tournaments. Mr. Cooper was elected into the Vermont Horseshoe Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Cooper, of Hoosick Falls; a son, Frank T. Cooper, and his wife, Diane, of Hoosick Falls; two daughters, Nancy C. Woffenden of North Hoosick, and Ellen M. Redden of Hoosick Falls; eight grandsons; three granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Donna Goodell, of North Adams, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a brother, William T. Cooper, and a sister, Martha Hall.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at 1 p.m. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Contributions in memory of Henry F. Cooper Jr. may be made to the Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2006
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