Thomas E Cooper, Sr.

May 10, 1930 - October 17, 2015
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
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Tuesday 10/20, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Wednesday 10/21, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Addolorata Villa
847-537-2900 |
Wednesday 10/21, 11:00 am


St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wilmette
847-864-3050 |
Wednesday 10/21


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THOMAS EDWARD COOPER, SR., age 85, of Wilmette. Beloved husband of the late Nancy J., nee Nolan; dear father of Tom, Jr., Bob (Joan), and Patty (Robert) Hallagan; loving grandfather of Samantha, Chris, Tim, Katie, Maggie and Danny Cooper, Michael Hallagan, Megan (Ryan) Brandt, and Eileen (Steve) Kirk; cherished great-grandfather of Bella, Angelina and JackContinue Reading

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Mary Cooper left a message on October 21, 2015:
Dear Patty, Tom and Bob, Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was very proud of all of you and your children. I will always remember him as a very kind hearted man. I have many fond will memories of him from family gatherings. He always had a cheery disposition, a friendly smile and we had many fun conversations. May peace be with all of you at this time. With sincere sympathy, Mary Wirtz Cooper
Mary Cooper left a message on October 21, 2015:
Dear Patty, Tom, Bob, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. He was very proud of all of you and of his grand kids. Your father was such a kind and wonderful man. He was fun to talk with at all family gatherings and I remember his very cheery smile and disposition with fondness. May peace be with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary Wirtz Cooper
Nicole Cooper left a message on October 21, 2015:
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, my most heartfelt condolences.
Casey Cooper left a message on October 20, 2015:
Dear cousins Tom, Pattie, and Bob, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families through this time of grief. Uncle Tom will always be a man I looked up to. He loved life and was full of love, kindness, and compassion for others. His charitable, unselfish heart of always giving back is something I'll never forget. He is truly going to missed; but never forgotten. Uncle Tom and Aunt Nancy without a doubt are resting in peace with our Father above. God truly blessed your mother and father and we're all lucky that they were a part of our lives. Uncle Tom was truly a great man that I will continue to emulate and pass on to my sons. May God put you all at peace knowing that he is at peace. May God continue to bless you and your families.
Mary Nolan left a message on October 20, 2015:
Cousins Tom, Bob and Patty, and second cousins, and spouses all around: So many different and jovial memories I have of my Uncle Tom! Laughing over fireflies on summer evenings in backyards in Glencoe and Chicago. Squeezing all the Nolan/Cooper clan around Gramma's table for a holiday meal. Visiting over dinner in Wilmette. Lots of baptisms, and Thanksgivings, and Christmas pageants -- and hardy laughter. I know you all have many many more bright memories of Tom and Nancy, and I hope they light your way even brighter than before. with condolences and affection, Mary Therese (and Mark and Liz)
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Patricia Mary Nolan left a message on October 20, 2015:
Dear Patty, Tom, & Bob: my heart goes out to you. Uncle Tom was always so jovial, fun and caring. His spirit was bright and his devotion to all of you a role model for all of us. I am so sorry that we didn't your family as much after we moved to the East Coast. But he, and you, remain a big part of my childhood and my life. love, hugs and hopes that he is at peace and that you all find solace with each other as the loss of your father rolls over you. Patricia Mary (and my husband David, son Joshua and daughter Alexis)
Jean Nolan left a message on October 20, 2015:
Dear Tom, Bob, Patty and your families, My thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss. I have many fond memories of Uncle Tom, his hospitality, his sincere love of family, and his kindness. It is reassuring to know that he and Aunt Nancy are together again, and I am sure they are smiling down on all of you. Your father was a good man, and I am fortunate to have him as my uncle. Love and prayers- Jean (and Juan, Gabriela, Tomas and Amanda)
Therese Stasik left a message on October 19, 2015:
To Patty, Tom, Bob (and all your families), At this time of your loss of the good gentle man, your father, Tom, you have my sympathy. Though this is a time of grief, I am sure you can also recall many fond memories of Tom, I know that he was always gracious to me when I came to an occasion, and, he had a quiet sense of humor that reflected his love of life. While you are all in my thoughts and prayers , we are also reminded of the Word, that "on that day there will be no more tears, no more pain and we shall see Him and experience His glory face to face." Tom has accomplished this and is now also with his beloved for eternity. God Bless, Therese Stasik
katie nolan left a message on October 19, 2015:
Tom, Bob & Patty and all your families, Though your hearts may be heavy - remember your Dad is in paradise. I have fond memories of Uncle Tom and all of you. We are fortunate to have grown up in loving families. I'll raise a toast to Uncle Tom & his beloved "Irish" and cherish the fact that I was his neice and you are my cousins. Your Dad was truly a "gentle" man who saw good in all of us - that is his gift to me. best regards to all of you at this challenging time Katie Nolan
Liza Nolan left a message on October 19, 2015:
Sending love and condolences to cousin Patty, Tom and Bob and their families. May you be warmed by all your wonderful memories and knowing he's at peace. Remembering Uncle Tom and thinking back on the get-togethers in Chicago and Wilmette and Des Plaines over the years. Always cheerful and smiling! The beauty of memory is that we hold it in our hearts forever. I also take comfort in knowing dear Uncle Tom is with Aunt Nancy again. Raising a glass and an Irish prayer - and knowing that God is holding him in the palm of his hand .... until we meet again. Love and sympathy, Liza (and Jeff, Allie and Gary)
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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