Lawrence “Larry” Cooper

January 12th, 2017

Lawrence A. Cooper “Larry”, age 60, of Woburn, died December 29, 2016, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, following a brief illness.

Larry was born on January 16, 1956; he was the dear son of Thelma (Thompson) Cooper and the late Paul Cooper of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Woburn, MA. Larry was raised and educated in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School.

Larry enlisted in the United States Navy on April 29, 1975 and was trained in several firefighting courses. He served aboard the USS Bowen as a HTFR (Hull Training Firefighter Reserve); serving overseas for a couple of years. Larry was honorably discharged from active duty in May of 1979 and went on to serve in the Naval Reserves until 1981.

Besides his mother, Larry is survived by his children Steven Cooper and Nicole Cooper both of Sarasota, FL, his siblings Richard Cooper & wife Kate of Westford, MA, Janet Bates & husband Gerald of Wilmington, MA, Marcia Singleton & husband David of Austin TX, and Pamela Manaton & husband Cary of Clayton, NC. Larry is also survived by his former spouse Marsha Haberman Cooper of Sarasota, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, January 21st for Visitation from 1:00-3:00 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service concluding with Military Honors at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Larry’s memory may be made to the Veterans Hospital, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Lawrence “Larry” Cooper”

  1. Janet Bates says:

    My little brother, Larry, the golden child. I will miss your charm your wit and your Clint Eastward good looks! Always the life of the party, an enthralling story-teller, dare-devil (especially the devil part) and an admirable do-it-yourselfer. . . a true Cooper. I love you and miss you. Until we meet again, Janet

  2. Lillian B Roschel says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. You are blessed to have such a large and loving family. Someday, you will all be together again. May God bring you all comfort. Remember all the good times!

  3. Pamela Cabana says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of you loved one. May he rest with the angels and watch over his family until you all meet again. God bless you all.

  4. Lee Ann McIsaac says:

    Larry left behind many memories that are treasured. Many moments of laughter, being kind, helpful, creative and thoughtful, along with always wanting to be just loved. He was one truly unique individual. I am blessed to have known him. I have many pictures I and my family hold dear that will continue to bring joy and laughter each and every time we view them. Rest in peace. He loved his family and during this difficult time we can all see why.

  5. Thelma Cooper aka Tedda says:

    My son Larry was a joy to behold early on in his life. All I had to do was get a camera out and he would perform whether it be in the pool or gymnastics on the swing set or in the snow. As a 2 year old when he would perform he would roll over on the floor like a seal and applaud himself, bringing joy to anyone watching! Love, Him……Mom

  6. Ernie Taylor Mrakovich says:

    The times I spent at the “Coopers ‘ growing up has left it’s “memory” mark on me . Larry is so much of those memories . I remember riding our bikes in both Woburn and Wilmington and swimming in the Coopers pool ! remember I recently sat with Larry and we sucked on tootsie pops and had a good laugh together ….I’m saddened to hear of Larry’s passing but truly feel he is Already in Heaven (Probably Playing Golf with his Dad ) . People like Larry have an automatic free pass to heaven !…You did good Larry …Prayers go out for those whose lives you touched .

  7. Pam Chan says:

    Even thought I have only known Larry 4 short years, the memories I have of him will remain for a long time. Larry was caring and so funny. It was always a pleasure to spend time with him. He will be missed but I am blessed to have known him. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  8. Rick Cooper says:

    Larry. The LAW. Generous to a fault. A great storyteller. Always able to get the room laughing. Remembered always….

    Ride the wind, my brother

  9. Pam Cooper-Manaton says:

    In 2009 I wasn’t able to speak at my Father’s funeral and I sort of regretted that even though it was understandable. This weekend we said goodbye to my big little brother Larry Cooper. It was a wonderful service with many friends and family members gathering from across the country. Larry and I grew up for a good portion of my early life as the only kids in the house.

    This was my eulogy to my brother Larry…

    “The older I get the more I realize how lucky I am to have a family as close as we all are and how lucky I was to have Larry as a brother. He was the best friend a little sister could have had; he was a protector and entertainer.

    I loved to see the glint in his eyes and the smile he had that would warm up a room. Oh! and to hear that Cooper laugh of his that we all share.

    It’s memories that get us through the tough times; I wish you all great memories to help mend your hearts.

    A man’s most lasting influence on the world is seen in the faces of his family…. in the light in their eyes when they talk about him…. in the love they’ll hold on to forever.

    Here’s to a good man — the life he lived, the hearts he touched, the legacy he left behind in all of us.

    I know Larry would not want us to grieve or speak of him with tears, but to laugh and talk of him as if he was beside us.

    Who knows, he may often be…

    When you hear a word he used to say, or touch a thing he loved, don’t let your thoughts of him be sad, because he will be loving us just as he always did at that moment.”

    I’ll see you at the bridge my brother…rest in peace LAW.

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