COPENHAGEN, NY — Shawn M. Cooper, 50, of Cataract Street, Copenhagen, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at his home.
Born July 2, 1971, in Lowville, NY, the son of Robert L. and Donna M. (Bush) Cooper, he graduated in 1990 from Copenhagen Central School. He then attended Jefferson Community College in Watertown.
A marriage to Jaqueline Simmons ended in divorce.
He was employed by Barrett Paving in Watertown, NY, where he worked in Quality Control as the mix plant supervisor since September 1994.
Shawn is survived by his parents, Robert and Donna Cooper, Copenhagen; two brothers, Matthew and his wife Tara Cooper, Copenhagen, and Robert and his wife Dianna, Lowville; his grandmother, Sally Cooper, Copenhagen; and several special nieces and nephews, Joy, Emmett, Julia, Charlotte, and Grayson.
He is predeceased by his grandfather, Robert W. Cooper, his grandfather, James Bush, and his grandmother, Hazel Bush
Shawn enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid card player and spent many winters snowmobiling and summers riding UTV. Known to most as “Coop” or “Big Coop”, Shawn could often be found at the Cottage Inn in Copenhagen, surrounded by his many friends. His warmth and big heart drew many people to him. He had the perfect blend of kindness mixed with salty comebacks that would let you know that he genuinely cares about you while keeping the mood light. He will be missed by all that had the good fortune of calling him a friend, son, brother, cousin, nephew, or uncle.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, NY. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Canon Samuel P. Lundy officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in the Riverside Cemetery in Copenhagen, NY.
Condolences in his memory can be made to www.lundyfuneralhome.com