James M. Cote (1958-2022)

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STRONG – James M. Cote, 64, passed away on November 2, 2022, at his daughter’s home, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on April 1, 1958 in Farmington, the son of Maurice V. Cote and Lorraine (Castonguay) Cote.

He attended St. Rose Catholic School and later graduated from Jay High School.

He was the fifth born of eight children. Often times he would share great memories from his childhood. He thought very highly of both his parents and appreciated all the things they taught him. He learned how to hunt, fish, garden, cook, build, pray and much more. All of these things brought him great joy throughout his life.

Visiting the family camp in the Allagash was one of his favorite past times. Thankfully, he was able to enjoy one last trip there before his passing.

His charm and sense of humor brought a smile to many faces over the years! He was an incredible cook, proud member of the Union and a loyal Minnesota Vikings fan. He will be forever missed!

James is survived by his daughter, Erica Cote and her fiancé Anthony Gordon; grand-daughter, Abigail Jean; sisters, Elizabeth Frazier and husband Dick, Linda Iannucci and husband Donato, Pamela Jamison and husband Bob; brothers, Dan Cote and wife Jan, Mike Cote and wife Kim, Tim Cote and wife Debbie. He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Lorraine Cote and his sister Donna (Cote) Driscoll.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. To all of the Cote family! Jim was an awesome guy. We went from kindergarten through high school . He was caring honest and fair, always. He would do anything for anyone that he could. I will always remember him as the kind, selfless person that he truly was, and I will miss him until I see him again

  2. Jim was a special guy who had a way of spreading joy through his witty personality and never-ending sense of humor. He could add light, at times, to even the darkest of situations — a true gift which he willingly shared with others. Sending our condolences and prayers for healing to his family and friends.

  3. My condolences to the whole Cote family.The good times and laughter we shared over the years will never be forgotten,and neither will you Jim. Rest In Peace Friend.

  4. Thank you all for your kind words and great memories! Those help so much during a time of grief! He will most definitely be missed!

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