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Meredith Lorraine Cooper

July 17, 1921 - April 27, 2019


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

April 27, 2019



Birth Date:

July 17, 1921

Birth Place:

Hornell, New York

Service Information:

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Holy Cross Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina

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Meredith Lorraine Cooper

Meredith Lorraine Cooper, 97, of Waverly passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Elderwood Care in Waverly.

She was predeceased by her parents, Eldon and Inez Weld Sharp; her husband, Norman E. Cooper Sr; sons, Norman Jr and James Cooper; grandson, Erik Waite; granddaughter, Kristen Cooper; and son-in-law, Wayne Redick.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Richard (Sue) Shafer of CA, Margo (Joseph) Lopreste of Waverly, John (Kathy) Cooper of Binghamton, Craig (Kris) Shafer of Castleton, NY, Pat Redick of SC and Elizabeth Ann (Tim) Manzer of Ithaca; daughter-in-law, Alice Cooper; nine grandchildren,  numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Lorraine was a homemaker that loved to camp.  She traveled all over the country and was a member of the Good Sam Club and the Scamper Club.  She enjoyed her needlework, cooking, music and playing the piano.  She was a secretary for local radio stations WEHH and WFLR, which her husband started.  Lorraine was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Horseheads and a Cub Scout den mother.

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2 to 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  A memorial service to honor Lorraine’s life will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 3 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Charleston, SC at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Lorraine’s name to a charity of one’s choice.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Lorraine’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at


Sympathy Messages

From:  Shirley Weeks
I am Cookie's daughter, Shirley Weeks.  Dad was a snowbird that spent his time between me in Florida, and his home in Ithaca after Roberta died.  He and Roberta camped and traveled with Norm and Lorraine for many years with the Scamper Camper Club.  Dad & I used to stop and stay overnight, or a day or two with Lorraine, on our way back and forth to Florida.  She was the perfect hostess, always with good food and clean, comfy beds.  I shall always remember her with fondness.  Dad passed in 2012 and I lost track of Lorraine after that point.  God Bless you all.  She was a wonderful lady and friend.

From:  Gene&Terry Wayman
Margo and Joe,
  So sorry to read about the passing of your Mother and Mother-In-Law.

From:  Tina panek
I am one aides the from 4 th floor who took care of your mom and I will be praying for all of you god bless your family

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