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.