Fundraiser to help with burial expenses of Winthrop shooting victim

WINTHROP, Mass. — Relatives of one of the victims of the violence in Winthrop is raising money to help cover the cost of her services and to support her family.

Ramona Cooper was one of two people shot and killed Saturday in Winthrop after investigators said a man crashed a stolen box truck into a building on Shirley St. then proceeded to go on a shooting rampage.

A Go Fund Me page created for Cooper’s family has already raised more than $14,000.

“We now not only have to deal with this tragedy but also the expense of a death,” the page’s creator, Rochelle Cooper, wrote. “If you could find it in your heart to donate so we can give my mother-in-law the proper burial she deserves.”

According to the page, all other proceeds will help support Cooper’s son as he travels from his home in Pennsylvania to Massachusetts to make arrangements for his mother’s burial.

“If you cannot donate, please pray for our family,” Rochelle Cooper wrote. “Ramona was an Air Force veteran, a mother, a sister and a grandmother to three beautiful children whose life was cut short by a senseless, hateful crime.”

The other victim, retired Massachusetts State Police trooper David Green, will be laid to rest Friday.

Visiting hours will run from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Winthrop Cemetery.