Barbara Stone Cooper
September 14, 1934 – April 14, 2019
Barbara Stone Cooper, 84, of New London, NH passed away on April 14, 2019 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH. Her son, Christopher was at her side, Gretchen had visited recently, Peter was racing to get there…
“Barb” was everyone’s Mom. She was a gentle, kind-hearted woman.
She was born at the “Wyman House” in Cambridge, MA September 14, 1934 to Carl L. Hoss (born in Everett, MA) and Elizabeth F. Bencks (born in South Boston, MA). Barb grew up in Belmont, Hingham and Cohasset, MA. She attended Hingham High School and graduated from Cohasset High. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (now part of Tufts) in Boston, MA. She has 3 siblings, Carl Hoss (Boston and Nantucket), Joanna Balcom (Rockland, MA) and Suzanne Engle (Los Angeles, CA).
Barb loved to ride horses as a teenager and worked for Bonwit Teller in Boston in retail. She also modeled for the Bonwit Teller brand.
Barb was an avid painter of animals, an accomplished flower designer, a gourmet cook, a connoisseur of white wine, card shark and long-time employee and manager of the Lake Sunapee Country Club restaurant.
She was predeceased by two husbands. She was married to Milton E Stone of Sarasota, Florida and later William P. Cooper of New London, NH. She leaves three loving children (Christopher Stone of Boston, Gretchen Dahlberg of Aspen, CO and Peter Stone of Stratham, NH), 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She also leaves behind Douglas and Brenda Homan of New London, NH, who helped make her life so much easier.
Barb is to be cremated with her ashes spread in her favorite body of water. A reception will be held at the Lake Sunapee Country Club on May 18th at 1pm.