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Marion Cooper

PINE PLAINS — Marion Cooper passed away peacefully in her home on Sept. 17, 2023, in Sarasota, Florida surrounded by her three children. 

Born Feb. 7, 1930,  in Passaic Park, New Jersey, she also lived in Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie and Sarasota, Florida. 

Predeceased by her brother, Clifford Morris Cooper, in 1948, and her mother, Dorothy Stone Cooper, and father, Walter George Cooper.   

Marion was co-owner with her mother of two Fins and Feathers pet shops in Kingston, New York, 1952-1956.  From 1972-1992 she was a well-respected Supreme Court reporter in Dutchess County, New York. 

Marion’s interests were watercolor painting, trips to Great Britain, traveling throughout New York State, studying the genealogy of her Cooper and Shults’ families from the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley to the 1800s Steuben County, New York.

One of her greatest pleasures was her lake cottage in the village of Pine Plains, New York, and the people and town of Pine Plains.   

Marion is survived by three children; Laura Flock Barrett of Port Charlotte, Florida, Nancy Flock, and Frank Flock of Sarasota, Florida.  Her grandchildren Christine Barrett O’Keefe (Michael O’Keefe) of Fresh Meadows, New York, Andrew Barrett of Westchester, New York, and her great grandchildren, Keira O’Keefe and Arthur O’Keefe of Fresh Meadows, New York.

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