PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Danny Cooper, of Pearl River, died on Wednesday, Dec. 21. He was 55.
He was born Jan. 21, 1961 to Kenneth and Mary Patricia Cooper. Danny was born in Highbridge, NY and raised in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx with his 11 siblings. He was educated in Yonkers, and was a 1980 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He was an active member of St. Aedan’s Parish and coached CYO Basketball. He was an athlete and an avid sports fan. He was a friend of Bill W. for 33 continuous years. He was a member of CWA 1107 in Pomona. He will be remembered for his love of life and God.
After 30 years of service with Verizon, Danny retired in 2014 to combat ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a terminal nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It weakens muscles and impacts physical function. Danny’s lower region was first affected and it has rapidly progressed to his upper body. He was confined to a motorized wheelchair.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Christina; his daughters, Caroline and Laura; and six sisters and five brothers.
Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Barnabas R. C. Church, Bronx. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.
A GoFundMe page was started by Irene McCarthy on behalf of Christina Cooper. Click here to help out.