Landscapes 03

Loretta Cooper

February 17, 1935 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Loretta Cooper Obituary

For Live Stream Please Click Here.


Loretta Cooper, (nee, Blackwell) was called home on September 13, 2023. 
She was born on Feb 17, 1935, to Mary Frances Williams and Harold
Blackwell Sr. of Haverstraw, NY. 
Loretta was blessed with a large family.  She was educated within the
public school system and re-located to Staten Island, NY where she met
and married Kenneth Cooper Sr, ~ From their union 3 children were born.
Her talents were many and as a creative person she loved fishing,
arts-n-crafts and taking care of family. Her first love of fishing inspired
her to create her company Fish-N-Fun. The name says it all.
Her motto: Give a man a fish, and you feed
him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
She had a keen eye for creating center pieces, wreaths, birthday and
holiday items. She would see something and create something just for
you.  She displayed a wonderful knack for her taking care of people and
always had time to give. If you needed a place to live or food to eat,
clothes to wear - she made sure her home was always open.
Loretta worked hard and retired from the US Postal Service, where she
held several positions. She truly lived life to the fullest through simple
pleasures; chatting with friends and family, spending time with her nieces
and nephews. She truly loved her family.
She will be missed by many and leaves to celebrate her beautiful life,
daughter, Mary (DeeDee) Cooper, daughter-in-love, Grace Cole,
3 grandchildren: Rahsul Cooper, Raeneece Rivera and
                            Raschel Cooper-Isaac (husband: Donnell Isaac)
3 great-grandchildren: Daniel Cooper, Latrell and Marquis Thompson and
great-great nephew: Isiah Livingston
a host of nieces, and nephews, cousins, special friends and fishing family.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Kenneth Cooper Sr, sons
John E. and Kenneth Cooper Jr,
5 sisters: Doris Henry, Virginia (Jenny) Maloy, Connie (Toots) Nelson,
               Mary Frances (Snookum) Allen, and Alberta (Bert) Williams
2 brothers: Harold Blackwell Jr., and Marcelles Williams Jr. and
bonus daughter: Eileen (Ling Ling) Moody

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Loretta Cooper, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Loretta Cooper?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Loretta's memory.


September 23, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stradford Home for Funeral Services
1241 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

Funeral Service
September 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Stradford Home for Funeral Services
1241 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310


© 2023 Stradford Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility