Ruth Cooper

Ruth A. Cooper (Jackson)

Wednesday, August 26th, 1942 - Sunday, March 28th, 2021
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WATERFORD Ruth A. Cooper, 78, of Hudson River Rd. died Sunday March 28, 2021 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born and educated in Troy she was the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy Sieth Jackson.

Ruth was employed for 27 years at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany and retired in 2000. She was an auxiliary member of both the American Legion Mohawk Post 1450 in Halfmoon and the Veterans of Lansingburgh. She enjoyed crafting and cards but especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Heather.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 56 years John C. Cooper Sr. and devoted son John C. Cooper Jr (Carol) of Waterford. She is the proud grandmother of Heather Cooper and is the sister of Dorothy Hayes and Eleanor Wanback of Melbourne, FL, Edward Jackson of Myrtle Beach SC and Michael Jackson (Kathy) of Troy, the late Genevieve Godlewski and Robert Jackson. She is the sister-in-law of Besty Jackson of North Carolina and is predeceased by her sister-in-law and best friend Joanne Jackson. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 am at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit with her family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 pm.

As per pandemic regulations, masks are required, social distancing and occupancy limitations observed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Saratoga county Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 1st, 2021 11:00am
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • American Legion Auxiliary


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Audra OConnell

Posted at 06:21pm
Uncle Jack, John, Carol, & Heather,You are in our thoughts & prayers. Aunt Ruth will Forever remain in our hearts. Love, Audra Sean & Kids. XOXO
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Joan Geddis Quinn

Posted at 03:26pm
Jack, My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear wife Ruth. She was a lovely and kind person. May memories fill your heart of the life you had together. Prayers to all the family.

Linda Zoller

Posted at 09:19am
Our deepest sympathy to John of 56 years. Ruth is the sweetest woman I know and she will be missed soooo much. Love Linda & Paul Zoller
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Fred MacNaughton

Posted at 07:40am
Jackson & Cooper Families,

My sincere condolences in the passing of Ruth. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Nicole Kelly

Posted at 07:32am
Ms Ruth was such a beautiful and loving woman.. She always treated us like her own.. she will be missed. Uncle John, Aunt Carol, Heather and Jack my prayers are with you all.. We love you ❤️

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