HENDERSON, Nev. - Maurice Marcill Cooper, 62, husband of Connie (Annegers) Cooper, departed this life on July 14, 2013, at his home in Henderson, Nev.
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He was born Sept. 29, 1950, in Middletown, Conn., son of Dorothy Martin Cooper and the late John Cooper Sr. He was a 1969 graduate of Platt High School in Meriden, Conn. He attended Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina and graduated from George Mason University in Washington, D.C. During the Vietnam War, Maurice served in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He pursued his medical career at Walter Reed Hospital. His professional career as an R.N. included Yale-New Haven Hospital and private duty cases. He served as a nursing administrator for the State of Connecticut up to his retirement in November 2009. He was a volunteer youth football coach and enjoyed poker, billiards, bowling and fishing.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Connie; his two stepsons, Jason Elmore of Austin, Texas and Tyler Elmore of Aurora, Colorado; his mother, Dorothy Cooper of Meriden; his two sisters, Janice Melvin Cooper of Clementon, New Jersey and Gail Briggs of New Haven; and two special nieces, Lavone Watson of Meriden and Jacqui Hugee of Blue Bell, Pa.; one brother-in-law, LeRoy Watson of Meriden; one sister-in-law, Vicki Cooper of Meriden; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends, and associates.
His family will receive relatives and friends at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden, CT, on Monday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., and the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Willie J. Young, pastor. Interment will be in Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, CT 06457, directly following the service.
Published in The Record-Journal on July 21, 2013