1983 – 2015

LEWISTON — Benjamin “Ben” R. Cooper, 31, of Auburn died unexpectedly Monday April 27. He was born in Lewiston on Oct. 23, 1983, a son of Steven and Lillian (Gray) Cooper. He graduated from Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colo., in 2002 and later graduated from Central Maine Community College in 2012.

Ben enjoyed his work, and was working in construction for MaineWorks of Falmouth. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auburn.

He loved photography and took pictures for many weddings. He also enjoyed landscaping and the color orange. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. But most of all, he loved being with his family, especially his two children and treasured the times they went fishing.

He leaves his soul mate and best friend, Nina Sirois, and their two children, Gabriella Cooper and Caleb Duff of Auburn; his parents, Steven and Lillian Cooper of Auburn; two sisters, Rebekah Joner and husband, Michael, of Massachusetts, and Hannah Winberg and husband, Cameron, of Wyoming; paternal grandmother, Virginia Cooper of Minot; nieces and nephews, Mikey, Emmett, Taya and Ryder; and many aunts uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Herbert Cooper; and his maternal grandparents, Alma and Elva Gray.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Ben’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortinggroupauburn.com.

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