BANGOR – Edmond “Ed” Pillsbury Hooper Jr. passed away Sept. 18, 2008, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor. Ed is now reunited with his beloved wife, Teresa, who died April 20, 2007. He was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Brewer, the first born of Edmond and Arlene (McDaniels) Hooper. Ed graduated from Bangor High School and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1944. He proudly served his country from 1942 to 1945 with the Merchant Marines, and sailed the North Atlantic and South Pacific on many Liberty Ships. Ed married his high school sweetheart, Teresa Bradbury, August 1945. After his honorable discharge as lieutenant junior grade, he began a sales career in the automotive after-market and made many good friends across the country. He and Teresa raised four children and lived in various cities including, Manchester, Wethersfield and West Hartford, Conn.; Atlanta; Chicago; Detroit; Buffalo, N.Y.; Cincinnati; and Durham, Conn. Ed and Teresa retired to their hometown in Bangor in 1988. Ed served on the Bangor SCORE Committee and contributed his expertise to many young entrepreneurs. He is survived by his sons, David Hooper of Cedar, Mich., and Kevin Hooper and his wife, Katherine, of Falmouth; his daughter and caregiver, Kathleen Hooper of Bangor; and his daughter, Meg Hooper of Hartford, Conn. He also leaves to mourn his beloved grandchildren, Christopher Hooper of Chicago, and Casey and Carson Hooper of Falmouth; his cousin, Hugh Hooper and wife, Judy, of Franklin; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Jim Whitty of Holden. His “good girl” Dixie will miss him too. In addition to his wife, Ed was predeceased by his infant daughter, Mary; and his sister, Jane Fletcher. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St., Bangor, with the Rev. Thomas Lequin, pastor, presider. Interment with military honors will be held after the service at Mount Hope Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.