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Beresford "Bud" Barnes Cooper

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Gilmanton, NH-------------Beresford "Bud" Barnes Cooper, 78, of 1083 Middle Rte. died at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, on Sunday, September 1, 2002

Mr. Cooper was born May 9, 1924 in New London, Connecticut, the son of Thomas Beresford and Madge (Barnes) Cooper. He was educated in Groton, Connecticut School System and also at the Hartford Technical Institute.

Mr. Cooper served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He received two Bronze Battle Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart as a result of the Battle of the Bulge.

On September 13, 1952, he married Edith C. Albro in Natick, Rhode Island. He was a draftsman / designer for Davis-Standard Machine Co. in Mystic, Connecticut and retired from the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics. He held a patent on Extrusion Equipment in the Wire and Cable Industry.

He was a member of the Lions Club in Mystic, CT. He loved trains, steam locomotives, photography and reading.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Edith (Albro) Cooper, of Gilmanton, NH; three sons, Thomas B. Cooper and his wife, Dianne, of Groton, Connecticut, Bryon C. Cooper of Laconia, and Paul D. Cooper of Gilmanton, NH.; two grandsons, Timothy and Matthew Cooper both of Laconia, NH; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Merle Cooper.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 11:00 AM at the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, 23 Park Street, Lakeport, NH Rev. Sharron Lamothe , pastor of the church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages, memorial donations may be made to the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, 35 Park Street, Lakeport, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

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