Whitford Cooper Obituary

Whitford H. Cooper
Whitford H. Cooper

July 11, 1949 - October 10, 2017
Born in Columbia NC
Resided in Granby, MA
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Granby - Whitford "Buddy" Cooper Jr, 68, died on October 10th at his home with his loving family by his side. Born July 11, 1949 in Columbia, NC, he was the son of Whitford and Dorothy Cooper. Previously residing in Chicopee, Buddy relocated to Granby after marrying his wife and soul mate for the past 16 years, Bernadine (Selinsky). He was employed as a bus tour operator for Peter Pan Bus Lines for many years and was also a master electrician. Buddy enjoyed golfing, music and playing his guitar, a good old western movie, traveling around the country and Canada, dinner at 99 Restaurant in Chicopee, and a good steak. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Bernadine along with children, Angela La Compte of Springfield, David Brosseau and his wife Danielle of Westfield, Deanne Rokowski and her husband Joe of Granby, William Payne of Chicopee and John Payne and his wife Sue of Palmer along with his grandchildren Heather, Olivia, Jorja, Faith, Kaitlyn, Ben, Danielle, Nick, Zack, Shane and Matthew and great grandson, Kingston. His brothers, Daniel and his wife Bobbi, Eddie, Billy and Ray also survive him. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Sara. A Celebration of Buddy's life will be held at Beers and Story South Hadley Funeral Home, on Monday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.. The family is forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care provided to Buddy by Cooley Dickinson Hospice and Jill Tirrell and his doctor and close friend, Dr. Neil Cudler. For those wishing, donations may be made in his memory to Cooley Dickinson Hospice, 168 Industrial Dr., Northampton, MA 01060 or The American Lung Association, www.lung.org. For more information and to sign the online guest book, please visit www.beersandstory.com.

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Visitation
Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home
646 Newton Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Service
Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home
646 Newton Street
South Hadley, MA US 01075
Monday, October 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Notre Dame Cemetery
South Hadley, MA 01075
Monday, October 16, 2017
12:00 PM