Linda Eaton (Hunt) Cooper, 59, of Marion passed away Saturday November 9, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the wife of Thomas M. Cooper, Sr.; they had been married for 27 years.
Born in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Patricia (Jones) Hunt of Marion and the late Robert E. Hunt, she lived in Marion since 1969.
She was a longtime member of the Marion Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, office assistant, and treasurer.
Mrs. Cooper was formerly employed as a legal secretary for various local law offices.
She was a graduate of Bristol Community College.
Linda loved Sunday school and the many children she taught. She was very gifted at making scrimshaw items and embroidery. Until her illness prevented her, she was quite a good classical and folk guitar player. She made Christmas for her family so special without losing the meaning of it. Besides loving her husband, children, and grandchildren, she loved her many sisters, her father and mother-in-law, and her many brothers and sisters-in-law. Her mother, Pat, was her best friend and she missed her late father very much but is now with him playing guitars together again.
The family would also like to acknowledge Melanie Walker, her PCA and friend, and the staff at New Bedford Healthcare Center. Linda touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband; her mother; three children, Jennifer Gill of Marion, Robert Gill and his wife, Nicole of Greenland, NH, and Thomas M. Cooper, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; five sisters, Susan Duncan of Marion, Robin Sommo of Rochester, Joanne Hickey of Shelburne, NH, Judy Herman of Owings Mills, MD, and Sarah Aanensen of Marion; three grandchildren, Chandra Perez-Gill, Mischa Tomasia, and Owen Gill; and many nieces and nephews
Her Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 16, 2013 at 2 PM at the Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church, 67 Main St., Acushnet. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.