HOOKSETT- Charles R. “Tiny” Cooper, 80, of Hooksett, passed away at the Epsom HealthCare Center after a period of declining health.
Born in the Breed’s Hill section of Boston, he was the son of the late George and Florence (Baker) Cooper. He was raised and educated in Hooksett and attended Manchester Central High School.
Prior to his retirement in 2001, Tiny was employed as a truck driver for Don Wheeler Construction. He was a 20 year volunteer with JoJo and his Clowns as well as a volunteer with the Hooksett Fire Department from 1970-1985.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 40 years, Marie Jean (St. Laurent) Cooper.
He is survived by: Children: George Cooper and his wife Cindy of Chichester, Barbara Goebel and her husband Bill of Merrimack, John Bartlett of Auburn and William Bartlett of North Carolina. Grandchildren: Jillian, Keith, Justin, Levi, Briana, Jordan, Jeffrey, Michael and Glenn and one great grandchild. Long-time friends Bob and Janet Labonville, and Terri.
What Tiny enjoyed and missed most this last year was being able to get in his car and drive the back roads of NH and if there was road construction along the way to watch, that was a bonus! He loved conversations at his local diner and his Saturday morning drives with Bob looking for a diner that served hash-browns that were pan-fried NOT deep fried! In lieu of flowers, have breakfast at your favorite diner, or one of his, and give your waitress a VERY GENEROUS tip in Tiny’s name, and when the waitress asks, “Can I get you anything else?” respond, “sure, a bag of 20s.”
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Epsom HealthCare and VNA Hospice for their exceptional care and for those who took the time to share and receive a joke with him.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 12 Noon in Head Cemetery, Pleasant St, Hooksett. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.petitroan.com