Ellen M. (Cooper) Paradis passed away at home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
She was born on December 13, 1956, in Lowell MA, to Roger L. and Frances (McKinley) Cooper of Pepperell. She spent her early years in Pepperell & Groton and attended the schools there. She attended high school in Lunenburg MA and later Manchester NH.
She worked for many years in the kitchen at Applewild School in Fitchburg before retiring in 2012 due to her illness. She was a member and past president of the Pepperell VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Post #3291.
She enjoyed drives with her husband, many crafts, but was most often seen crocheting or spoiling her grandchildren. She especially loved the holidays and her annual family Christmas party which she planned all year long. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and adoring grandmother. She had an enormous heart and was a friend to all her knew her, including many of her children's childhood friends. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her devoted husband Thomas L. Paradis, with whom she spent nearly 39 years, and their children; son Lenard M. Cooper & his partner Catherine Brouillet of Fitchburg, daughter Angela M. Paradis of Fitchburg, and daughter Crystal A. Ramos & her husband Angel A. Ramos of Fitchburg. "Mimi" leaves 10 grandchildren: Felicia M. Rodriguez, Jocelyn P. Leger, Nicklaus T. Rodriguez, Michael T. Cooper, Antonio L. Rodriguez, Thomas A. Ramos, Timothy N. Cooper, Jaelynn M. Ramos, Ellen R. Cooper and Matthew R. Cooper. She also leaves her siblings; Harold E. Cooper of Raeford North Carolina, Anna M. Ouellette of Lowell, Susan E. Alicea of Revere, Sandy Jarvis of Shirley, James B. Cooper of Shirley, Penny S. Touchette of Allentown NH; friend and stepsister Carol Rafferty of NH; aunts, uncles and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews & close friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and younger brother Russell L. Cooper.
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