OBITUARY

Bertrand P. Cote

December 14, 1931February 21, 2018
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Auburn- Bertrand Paul Cote 86, a lifelong resident of New Auburn is now dancing in the loving arms of his wife and playing cribbage with family in friends whom have been waiting for him. Bert died Wednesday February 21, at Clover Manor. He was born in Auburn on December 14, 1931 a son of the late Alphonse and Albina (Prefontaine) Cote. He was educated in the Auburn school system, He then went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy. He was a Boiler man on the USS Buckley. Bert co-owned Cote Bros. Sewing Machine Shop, for many years in Auburn.

He married his one true love, the former, Alyce Saltis in October of 1957, she predeceased him in January of 2002. They settled on Third St. in New Auburn and raised their two children. He was a former member of St. Louis church and was now attending Sacred Heart Church. Bert loved Off Track Betting, fishing, gardening, golfing and bowling.

He is survived by his son Stephen Cote and his wife Monique of Lewiston, a daughter Pat Wilkins and husband Dave of Sabattus, a granddaughter Tiffany Winiecki and husband Tim of IL, two sisters Marguerite St.Onge of Lewiston and Lucille Arel of Lewiston, two brothers Norman Cote of Fl and Leonard Cote and wife Rachel of Auburn, many nieces and nephews and longtime friend and landlord Fred. He was predeceased by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

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

Visitation Fortin Auburn Sunday Feb. 25, from 1-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Feb.26, at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will be held in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 26, 2018
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Bertrand P. Cote

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Pat Wilkins

February 25, 2018

Dad - you are such a cute little old man. You will be missed by all. You were a brother, a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather, a good friend, and role model. You taught me so many things about life, some of my earliest memories are snuggling on the couch wrapped up in a blanket. Going out to Lake Auburn to go fishing, teaching me to be quiet and have patience. Well the patience part stuck. Not sure about being quiet. You taught me the love of gardening, starting with the vegetable garden at the shop. Then moving the operation to the top lawn at home. Not sure where I have gone wrong with the lilac bush, it is the same size as 20 years ago. You taught me that hard work pays off, well I have mastered the art of working hard, so we can play hard. You taught me how to drive and didnt do too much damage to the clutch. You even shared most of your BBQ sauce recipe with Tiffany, I have tried many times to make it but it was always missing a little something, I have come to the conclusion it was missing the love you added to each batch you made. We will all miss the rotisserie roast beef dinners at the house and out to Dicks camp. You were the greatest grandfather, you would light up whenever Tiffany was around. You taught us about love and giving, sharing and helping others. The off-track betting parlor has lost another bettor. So sometime soon I will take your voucher and place a bet all on the #2 horse in the second race at Meadow Land. I will miss you coming over for Sunday dinners. You would always show up with a baggie of cheese curls to feed Casey. She would sit next to you until they were gone. As soon as they were gone she would pickup her dog bone and go lay on her bed and then eat the bone. You always got a kick out of her carrying that dog bone around all day. I will miss sharing a nice cold Bud Light with you. You would always put one in the freezer for me when I called to tell you I was on my way over to your apartment. Dilly Dilly. When mom passed away 16 years ago, you lost your soul mate and I know you are back in her loving arms now. When you had your first car accident 3 years ago, the nurse who witnessed it said your car looked like a little red clown car going up the snowbank, down the snowbank, up the snowbank and down again taking out the street signs at the bottom of the hill on Main Street then hitting the curbing, which kept you from going into the river and crossed 4 lanes of traffic before coming to a stop. Everyone said you were lucky to be alive. I just said No, that was mom saying she was not ready for you yet!!! Well I believe mom sent me a couple messages recently. You said to me the other day I am so messed up - what happened to me? I gave you a hug and said I didnt know. The next morning I took a doves chocolate from Claudettes candy dish and the saying on the wrapper was The magic is in the mess. Well I wish I could get rid of the mess you have faced the past month. No one should should experience the pain you have been in, but I know you are now in a better place. The choir has gained another angel. Warm up the cribbage board and tell Mom, Mary, Kathy, and Clair, it is time to deal you in. DAD - We love you, and you were such a cute little old man.

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