Beth M. Cooper

Beth Marie CooperSOUTHWICK – Beth Marie (Yanke) Cooper, 51, of Southwick, MA, formerly of Farmington, beloved wife of George Wesley Cooper, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 7, 2014 at John Dempsey Hospital. Beth was born in New Britain, CT, May 1, 1963, daughter of Patricia Ann (Lemeris) Yanke of Farmington and the late Frederick J. Yanke.
She was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1981, a longtime resident of Southwick, MA. She was an office assistant and bookkeeper. Beth loved working with animals; she rehabilitated injured wild animals and raised orphaned wild baby animals until they could be set free. She enjoyed Lake Congamond and trips to Block Island.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Dawn (Yanke) Broadley and her husband John D. Broadley of Plainville; her mother-in-law, Edith F. Neubarth Cooper, of Morris, CT and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Route 4, Unionville, on Wednesday, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Procession from the Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday at 8:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, Main Street, Farmington at 9:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Beth’s name may be made to Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019. For online condolences to the family, please visit

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