Stephen M. Cooper
He was the devoted husband of the late Carolyn L. (Ross) Cooper for 43 years.
Born in Newport, he was a son of the late Lewis F. and Edith M. (Bridge) Cooper.
He graduated from Rogers High School where he was a member of the 1963 state basketball championship team. After high school, he went on to receive degrees from URI and JWU.
He was a Vietnam veteran stationed in Korea as a first lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Stephen worked as the chief of bureau of audits for the state of Rhode Island for 35 years before retiring. He was a founding member of the R.I. Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners.
He was interested in genealogy and enjoyed traveling and sports. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.
Stephen is survived by his children, Michele (Chris) Desrosiers, Jennifer Dale and Stephen R. (Abby) Cooper; and grandchildren, Mariah and Matthew Dale, Simone, Margot and Ross Cooper, and Emily and Thomas Desrosiers; two brothers, Ron (Susanne) Cooper and Peter Cooper (Patti Millet); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.