Jeanine Cooper

Obituary of Jeanine M. Cooper

At the age of 79 , after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease, Jeanine M. Cooper of Rochester New York peacefully passed away on January 27, 2021. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota , she is survived by her loving daughter Theresa Bocka (son-in-law Paul Bocka) of Naples, Florida, grandson Derek Muller of Elmira, New York, granddaughter Jorden Wurst of Sarasota, Florida, and great grandson Ayden Muller. Jeanine was predeceased by her caring son James W. Cooper, a United States Air Force Veteran. Ms. Cooper is also survived by her 4 sisters, Jacquline and Virgina of Sunrise, Arizona, Georgine of Oxnard, California, and Judith of Minneapolis Minnesota. Jeanine was a United States Army Veteran. She enlisted with the Army directly after high school and served as a graphic artist. Upon completion of her military service, Jeanine began a new career in Nursing. She graduated from nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and began work in Rochester, New York. Ms. Cooper specialized in geriatric nursing and worked at long term care facilities including the Beachwood, Hill Haven and Kirkhaven nursing homes. She worked alongside many young nurses that became her longtime friends. Some of Jeanine's nursing friends and colleagues actually cared for her later in life as Jeanine fought Alzheimer's disease both at the Veteran's Medical Center in Canandaigua, New York, and at Monroe Community Hospital in Rochester, New York. Jeanine's nursing colleagues often told family members how nice Jeanine was to work with several years ago, and the joy they felt being able to provide direct care to her later in their careers. Jeanine was well cared for by many doctors, nurses, support staff at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center 7B, as well as at Monroe Community Hospital. In an effort to assist with the continued Alzheimer's disease research that is desperately needed, and to help with family's caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's, please consider a donation to a local or national Alzheimer's Association. Information can be viewed at A celebration of life memorial service for Jeanine will be held at a later date.
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