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Obituary: Helen “Pat” Cooper

Longtime Strathmore Vanderbilt resident Helen “Pat” Cooper, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and good friend to many, died peacefully with her family at her side on July 29, 2009. Born in New York City to Helen and Paul McCanna, raised in Forest Hills, NY, Pat was a graduate of The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, NY, and Trinity College, Washington, DC.

Pat’s kind, gentle way was an inspiration to her family and friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. She derived joy from the moments shared and memories created with family and friends. There is no question that Pat was a wonderful wife and mother. She was whole-heartedly committed to her husband and children’s well-being and active lifestyles. She spent much of her time supporting their pursuits, along with her own.

Pat will be fondly remembered by her loving husband, Ed; her daughter Pam and her husband Vincent Angiolillo of Mendham, NJ; her son Dan and his wife Rosemarie of Stormville, NY; her daughter Courtney of Harrison, NY; her son Doug and Martina of Milford, CT; and her five grandchildren, Carolyn and Paul Angiolillo and Andrew, McKenzie and Sarah Cooper. She was a faithful Catholic and attended daily services. Her funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Church in Manhasset.