OBITUARY

Beatrice "Bebe" Cynthia (Berenson) Cooper

January 28, 1930April 6, 2021

Beatrice “Bebe” C. (Berenson) Cooper of Randolph, 91 years of age, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 6, 2021.

Daughter of the late Hyman Berenson, Sarah "Sally" and Gabriel Cohen. Beloved wife of the late Robert Cooper. Loving mother of Howard and Sharon Cooper of Randolph, and Frank Silvia, Sharon’s fiancé, an essential part of our family. Beloved sister of Leonard Colten of Hull, the late Morton Berenson, Stanley Colten, and Bernice Etcoff. Survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Bebe met and married Bob, the love of her life, on January 15, 1955. No one would have ever guessed they met on a blind date.

Bebe graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls and then went to work for Mass Bonding and Insurance where she met Ann (Frankenberger) Fardon. Their families remained close friends for over 60 years. She cherished all her childhood friendships, with whom she always kept in touch.

Her Florida connection began in the late 60’s in Mattapan when she met our new neighbors. Our families made friends for life with Laura, Mike, Sheila, and Donna Hyman. Years later, their family relocated to Florida. Sheila and Bebe then collaborated on a fashion highway along the east coast that culminated in Bebe’s well known fashionista style and her love for chic, beautiful clothes. Her motto was “I’d rather be looked over than overlooked”.

Her coveted signature calling card was Phillips Candy House and Montilios Bakery. So, whenever there was a special event, you could guarantee Bebe to bring you the absolute best.

Born with Dystonia but never diagnosed until years later, she was able to overcome any obstacle in her way with dignity and grace. Bebe was always there to give a helping hand, or advice when asked. She made sure that no one was left alone, especially during the holidays. She truly was a wonderful, kind, gentle person as well as a warm loving compassionate and strong woman. She leaves a legacy of love behind in her children and those whose lives she touched.

Due to Covid restrictions, private services were held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels on Friday, April 9th.

Burial at the Pride of Boston, Woburn and memorial observance will be private.

Expressions of Sympathy in Bebe’s memory may be made to: Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1730, Chicago, IL 60601 Online at: https://dystonia-foundation.org/donate-other-ways/donate-online/ or B’nai Tikvah, 1301 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021 Online: https://www.bnaitikvahma.org/donations.html

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MARCY PELLEY

April 14, 2021

We were so sad to learn of Bebe's passing. A lifelong friend who introduced my parents many years ago! Such history from the white house with the purple trim on Morton St to Thayer Cir. Bebe epitomized class with just the right amount of sass! She loved having lunch at the Town with her beloved Bob (who always had a story), Dad and my daughter & granddaughter, before we moved south. Sharon & Howie, know how special she was to all of us! Love, Marcy, Allyson, Andrea & Kylie (who she adored) ♥

Joni Beder Sklar

April 9, 2021

A beautiful, kind, loving and compassionate woman. Bebe Cooper was in a class of her own. Almost 26 years of knowing and loving her, along with her lifetime love, husband Bob. My deepest sympathy to Sharon & Howard. Her memory will always be for a blessing. She will be missed by so many, but will always hold a place in my heart. Hope you both are able to cherish your lifetime of beautiful memories of your Mom❤️

Sheri Cerruti

April 8, 2021

Howie, Sharon and family
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember running into her with my Mom at Temple and about town - her great outfits and her warm smile will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences.
Sheri Cerruti

Shawna Brinson

April 8, 2021

Dear Sharon & Howard,
I'm wearing the "13" pendant in Bebe's honor. She gave it to me when she found out we shared the same lucky number.
I haven't seen her in a while, but know, she will be missed. She was an amazing human being, and her memory will be in my heart for life.
She was a legend to me, like Elizabeth Taylor, always dressed to the nines with jewelry and makeup and perfume. And the most adoring husband I'd ever met!

Stephen Brown

April 8, 2021

Sharon, Howard & Family, From the first time I met Bebe over 20 years ago, I knew what a special lady I had just become friends with. Seeing each other almost every day at lunch , at the “ Toast “ , became a ritual. Dinner out with Bebe & Bob was a special treat for Pamela & I. Of course, there was the special perfume she loved so much, that each time in Aruba, she always had me bring some back for her. She never forgot my Birthday with a box of delicious Turtles from the Phillips Candy House. The laughs, the stories, and mutual respect & love we shared will always be in my heart.
Her’s is a life to be celebrated which we do now. We will always miss you Bebe, but never forget you.

Sandra Amato

April 7, 2021

Dear Bebe, Love you more then words- Thirty years of laughs, love , hugs, compliments and conversations! You are the whole package, and for that I thank you! This French , Irish girl, loves and appreciates you more then words can express! Thank you for blessing my life for over thirty years! I celebrate your life!!

Jeannine Reid

April 7, 2021

Sharon and family- I was devastated to hear of Bea’s passing today. She was always my absolute favorite and I looked so forward to seeing her. I will miss her telling me “it’s better to be looked at than overlooked”. She was a treasure, a true gem of a woman. I will miss her stories and her spunk, she always was good for a laugh or a kind word. My sincere condolences to the family. May she rest in eternal paradise (with her Bob- a relationship for the ages!) -With love Jeannine from Dreamsmile

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FROM THE FAMILY