Mother, friend, sister, aunt
Patricia "Patty" Cooper (nee Bernardo)
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 5, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 10, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Celebrate the life and legacy of our dear mother, friend, aunt, grandmother, sister... Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...(Proverbs 31:10). Lord please help us hold in our hearts the precious virtues and love of Patricia
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Patricia Cooper (nee Bernardo), 74, born on April 5, 1940 and passed away on November 10, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wyndi Cooper Wilson (" B B") on 10th November 2017

"Thinking of you Mom and missing you like crazy! I miss you so much. I miss your smile, your laugh, your hugs, your voice, etc. I miss those family dinners where we always took pictures! Now I understand why you loved taking family photos so much. We have so many wonderful memories!  I thank God for blessing me with such a beautiful angel for 50+ years. Love you, love you, love you!"

This tribute was added by Wyndi Cooper Wilson (" B B") on 14th November 2016

"To my loving Mother, I can't believe it's been 2 years already since you went to be with our Heavenly Father. I think about you every day and miss you so much! Thank you for teaching me so much and for all of the wonderful memories. I love you so much! Until we meet again...


This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 11th November 2016

"Dearest Aunt Patti:  I love you with all my heart.  You very much missed.  I cry sometimes yearning to hear your sweet voice.  But  you still live with me.  I often reflect back on our intimate conversations and smile to myself about the laughter we shared, I remember your wisdom and the lessons you taught me and how they still help me today.  You live with me forever Aunt Patti.  I look forward to seeing you in your celestial body when I arrive to heaven.  Love you always"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 10th November 2016

"It's still hard to accept that my beautiful mother, friend, confidante and prayer partner was taken home to be with our Heavenly Father,  2 years ago. You are thought about and missed everyday, mommy! Thank you for being the best mom, grandma, auntie and friend to all of us. Thank You, God, for blessing  us all with the time we had with her. I am eternally grateful! !  To those of us left behind, I pray:  THE LORD BLESS US AND KEEP US; THE LORD MAKE IS FACE SHINE UPON US AND BE GRACIOUS TO US; THE LORD TURN HIS FACE TOWARDS US AND GIVE US ALL PEACE..In Jesus' name I pray and give thanks!!!"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 26th May 2016

"Hey mom,  it'so hard to accept that you've been gone for almost 2 years. I think about you everyday. I miss you everyday!!! We all do!!! I love you, mommy. I'm sorry I wasn't a better daughter, I know you said I was, but, I could've done so much better by you and God knows I wish I had've..I will regret that forever..forgive me, and I pray that God will help me to forgive myself..I love you, my beauty!!!  Always and forever."

This tribute was added by Curtiss Baldwin on 25th May 2016

"The most beautiful woman i have had the pleasure of knowing and most of all loving. R.I.P Grandma you are missed dearly i know you and Pop Pop are watching over us all"

This tribute was added by Gail Bernardo on 5th April 2016

"To say I miss you is beyond an understatement. I dream about you at least once or twice a week. You're as beautiful and nurturing in my dreams as you have been to me all of my life. I feel your loving presence daily. How could i not?You're such a huge part of all of our daily lives. i draw strength from the very thought of you. You taught me so much without ever trying. If I live to be one hundred, I pray to be half the woman of God, mother, sister, friend and most loving person God created in you. I truly am grateful and will forever be indebted for all of your selfless acts and unconditional love you displayed every day of my life. Love you dear mommy. Happy birthday!"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 5th April 2016

"Happy Birthday mommy..still very hard to accept that you are not here..we all miss you so very much..everywhere I turn, there are wonderful memories of our times together..we are doing the best we can without's not easy, my beauty..but I know you'd want us to go on and keep the set such a wonderful example for us..thank YOU for being the best mom in the world..I Love you. always in my heart..Nae"

This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 5th April 2016


This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 11th November 2015

"Thinking of you my dear beautiful Mom. I love you and miss you so much! I am so thankful to have been blessed with such a loving and beautiful Mom for over 50 years. I thank God for all the wonderful memories!

From BB"

This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 10th November 2015

"I am thinking of you Aunt Patti at a time where my health is failing me and on this day of your home-going.  I always hear your voice "God is in charge and He loves you".  Thank you again for the love and legacy you left to draw strength from.  I love and miss you my forever Aunt and Mother.  Always Vennie"

This tribute was added by Karren Cooper on 10th November 2015

"Happy First Anniversary in Heaven mommy! You were our angel. Thank you for a lifetime of lessons in grace, selflessness, faith, humility, kindness, patience and unconditional love.  Your legacy lives on not only in us (your children) but all the lives you touched and many saved by your encouraging words that were always right on time no matter what was going on. I'm so grateful to have been blessed to have you for 49 years. Love and miss you mommy.  Kay"

This tribute was added by Susan Alice on 10th November 2015

"Thinking of your family today with fondness and prayers.
Sue C"

This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 6th April 2015

"My dear dear Aunt Patty.  Girl you know I would have sent you a card for your birthday as you have so well taught me to do.  It would have said:  Dear Aunt Patty.  I love you so much.  Well, its another year of your beauty and influence you have had on my life.  I thank God for you.  Thank you for all the lessons encouragement and wisdom.  They still see me through.  I celebrated your birthday today in my heart.  Thank you for looking down on us and smiling that beautiful smile.  Love your "daugther"  Vennie"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 5th April 2015

"Happy birthday  are greatly missed every day; today was especially hard for all of us. We celebrated  your birthday today, same as we have every year. It was extra special because it's Resurrection Day.I don't recall your birthday ever falling on Easter Sunday before. It was a blessed day. Thank you Lord for all the years you blessed us with our dear mother..and thank You for what you did for us on the cross, and for rising on the third day, just as you said you would..because you live , we live!!  We miss you so much mommy, but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord..I love you pretty p, ALWAYS...Nae'"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 4th December 2014

"Missing you mommy..Think about you everyday..Christmas definitely won't be the same without you...But, we'll do our best to carry on our family tradition of getting together and exchanging gifts and love..You'll be with us in our hearts. I love you, mommy..always and forever.."

This tribute was added by Karren Cooper on 2nd December 2014

"Hi mommy. Was just thinking about how much you loved the holidays. I was no scrooge but your absence (only in the physical) has made me passionate for all things YOU! So thank you for all the lessons you taught without ever trying ~ just simply being you ~ our hand-picked angel from Jehovah.  Love and miss you more than words could begin to express.  xoxo"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 25th November 2014

"I miss you, pretty p...thank you for being such a blessing to all of one else like you in the world...thank you Lord for blessing us with your beautiful daughter, Patricia. You gave us the best mom in the world, and I am forever grateful to You..

This tribute was added by Susan Colangelo on 20th November 2014

"Dearest Karren,
I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time and always. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful stories and memories with me about your mother. I feel blessed.
Very affectionately,
Sue Colangelo"

This tribute was added by Wyndi Cooper Wilson (" B B") on 20th November 2014

"Thinking about my Mom, missing those phone calls and hearing her beautiful voice. What an amazing woman and mother but most of all, an amazing Woman of God and I am so thankful  that I was blessed with her for 50+ years."

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 20th November 2014

It's been 10 long days now that you went home to be with Jesus. Though I miss you very much, each day brings more peace...because I know it was God's will. The day before you passed, early that morning, we came together and joined hands and Sam led us in prayer. We asked for not our wills but for God's will to be done. We worshipped and praised Him, He told us then that He would not leave us comfortless, or as orphans. We know that God's word is true!!!! We know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. I thank God for the time He blessed us with you. And I'm not mad with Him for wanting His beautiful daughter back with Him. You and I had many talks about going home and praying that Jesus would return soon. I know how the things going on in this wicked world grieved your spirit, and I'm glad you're not here to see it as it worsens. I pray that God will give each of us the grace to be the people He created us to be and you raised us to be.
See you later, my beauty......I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!     Nae"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 19th November 2014

I miss you ,girl...You are such an amazing woman of God. People are still talking about your beautiful memorial and how they were inspired by the heartfelt expressions of love and adoration for you. So inspired, that they went home and returned to work and told their spouses and co-workers about it. Your warm spirit filled the room, mommy. You're grandchildren touched many hearts with their tearful expressions of their love for their one of a kind grandma. The soloists that sang 2 of your favorite songs, sounded like angels.....TO GOD BE THE GLORY....THANK YOU LORD....HOW GREAT THOU ART!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Karren Cooper on 19th November 2014

"Dearest Mommy,
I can see your sweet smile and hear your precious, angelic voice throughout the day.  You know how heavily I relied upon your faith, strength, wisdom, but most importantly, your love to get me through each day. I often told you how I aspired to be the woman of God and mother that you have been. Thank you for all the life lessons you taught by simply being you - our angel on earth. I am at peace because you are peace. Love you endless... Kay"

This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 17th November 2014

"You are so right Bee.  She was smiling even while she was sick in the hospital and couldn't talk days just before she went home.  I wasn't there but she was probably smiling the day she passed.  I love and miss her so much.  I was reading a letter she wrote me and was encouraged all over again.  She is directly responsible for helping me love God because she loved Him so much.  She was and is such a wonderful example.  I thank God for her.  She is still living because she had become a part of me.  I took her in my soul.  I love you AUNT PATTY!!!!"

This tribute was added by Wyndi Cooper Wilson (" B B") on 17th November 2014

"I the few times I have seen her in the past 25 years, the think I always saw and will miss the most is her smile.  She was always smiling."

This tribute was added by Tammy Allen on 16th November 2014

"To my Sisters/Brother/Cousins
As we have all gotten older and moved to different states and have busy lives, one things is for sure we may not talk as often as we use to, but we are always in each others thoughts and  in each others hearts.
Please know that we feel your lost as well Aunt Pat will never be forgotten as long as we have our fond memories of her life she was always so sweet and pleasant to be around she had a smile to light the room and was very soft spoken. And she could cook too. She leaves her legacy of strong young women and men, she may be gone but will never be forgotten.  R.I.P.  Auntie love you much.
Tammy Allen,"

This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 16th November 2014

"Dearest Aunt Patty,  I wasn't physically at your memorial service today, but I was there in spirit.  Your beautiful children, my sisters and brother, shared the joyous and beautiful occasion with me.  I am so happy for your legacy.  I love you dear Aunt Patty.  Thank you for blessing me always and taking me in your heart as daughter.  You are sorely missed.  I look forward to seeing you again in heaven.  I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Vennie"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 15th November 2014

"Your memorial service was absolutely beautiful today mommy! I hope you knew how many lives you touched and how much you were loved. Your loving kindness was felt by many and not forgotten. Although you are absent physically, you will live on in our hearts. Your prayers have been answered, God has given you the desires of your heart. Thank you for all your sacrifices, everything you taught us, and for being an example of what a true woman of God is . You will never be forgotten!!! I love you, pretty p....ALWAYS!!!!!   Nae'"

This tribute was added by catherine Cooper on 14th November 2014

"The best person I have ever known.Words can't describe all that you have taught me.The most important and joyest times of my life are the one's spent with you. I will love miss and honor you for the rest of my life!"

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 14th November 2014

"I love you and miss you so much mommy! Although my heart is aching right now, I know you are now with the Lord and that brings me comfort. we have so many good memories and I will cherish them always. I feel so blessed to have had you for a mother for so many years. I thank God for blessing me with the BEST mother in this world!
love you always,

This tribute was added by alicia cooper on 13th November 2014

"She was such a beautiful person, someone I always looked up to. I saw her more as my mother than my grandma. We had a special connection that ill never forget. I know she will be watching over all of us in a way she always wished she could and now can"

This tribute was added by Shelby Collier on 13th November 2014

"I met Karren's Mom over 25 years ago when I was invited over for dinner. Pat made a delicious meal with collard greens seasoned with bacon fat.  And I always remembered that and how much I loved Collard Greens.  That was my first time tasting them.  And to this day whenever I make them, even though I don't use bacon fat, I always think of her mom.  I know that your mom will watch over all of you and you will always feel her love and guidance around you.  Thank you for letting me share these memories with you."

This tribute was added by Dawn Cooper on 13th November 2014

"There are no words to convey how much I miss you.Though my heart is aching, it is also filled with joy, because I know you are with the Lord.I thank God for giving us the best mom in the world. For the time that we had together, and for the millions of wonderful memories  I will forever cherish in my heart. I LOVE YOU MOMMY, ALWAYS!!!!!!    Nae'"

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