Joseph Cooper of Mattituck died Saturday, May 13, 2017 due to complications of pneumonia. He was 35 years old.
Having cerebral palsy all his life he was unable to walk or talk, but won people over with his sense of humor and mischief. At home, Joseph enjoyed exploring the woods in a golf cart with his mother and visiting his father’s farm. His infectious smile will be missed by all.
He attended BOCES in Westhampton and IGHL in East Moriches.
He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Frances Cooper of Mattituck, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends spread around the country.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to IGHL, 221 North Sunrise Service Road, Manorville, New York 11949 or S.A.V.E.S., P.O. Box 1631, Riverhead, New York 11901 would be appreciated.
DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home is assisting the Cooper family.