Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA


Sheila Ann Cote

August 6, 1946May 8, 2020

Sheila A. (Silva) Cote, 73, of Dartmouth passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 8, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the mother of Matthew Cote and Melissa Hills both of Dartmouth.

Born a daughter of the late George and Palmeda (Gomes) Silva she was a lifelong area resident. Shelia worked for New England Telephone, which later became Verizon first as a telephone operator then as an E 911 Data Entry operator. She was graduate of Dartmouth High School, class of 1964. Sheila loved her children, especially her grandson Ryan. She lived in her home that was built by her father when she married.

She enjoyed reading, SHOPPING, being on the boat with her sister; she loved to travel and entertained family and friends over 50 years on Christmas Eve. Shelia was a vibrant woman and lit the room up when she entered.

In addition to her children and grandson; she is survived by her daughter in-law Maureen Cote and son in-law Dennis Elliott; her siblings, Robert Silva and his wife Myrna of Dartmouth, George Silva and his wife Judy of East Bridgewater and Ann Marie Gautreau and her husband Marcel of Dartmouth; her former husband Lawrence E. Cote and several nieces and nephews.

Her services are private and under the direction of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748. For online tribute www.waring-sullivan.com.


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John Collins III

May 16, 2020

Sheila was a smiling soul for the neighborhood throughout the years. Funny and lighthearted, she was a comfort to all in their losses. Her comfort was welcomed when my Dad, John F Collins Jr, and Mom, June Collins, passed on in recent years. My comforting thoughts and sympathy are with Matthew, Melissa and Sheila’s entire family -John Collins

Candy and Channon Hodge

May 12, 2020

Dear Ann, Marcel, Leigh and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you! So sorry! We're praying and extending our love and virtual hugs for comfort and peace for your loss!! May you find:
Peace in Your Sorrow;
Love in Your Tears, and
Smiles in Your Memories
The Hodges: Channon, Aaron and Candy

Joel Kaplan

May 11, 2020

Missy. Matt and family: my condolences to all. A sharing moment: Remembering the pool parties on the weekend's that everyone had to chase Steve!!! Thanks to all for helping me with Steve. Thanks Sheila for putting up with us. RIP

Jeannette Jackson

May 11, 2020

Sheila was kind, generous and always good for laughs. Our lunch group will truly miss her. I have such wonderful memories of our trip to Las Vegas. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.


May 10, 2020

Dear Melissa & Family, We are just heart broken to learn that "our" Sheila has passed away. She was a light in our "Osteo" Class at Dartmouth Council Aging. She always was dressed to the T's with matching shoes, jewelry, the works..When we finally return to class it will not be the same without her golden spirit. She fought everyday and now she is at rest. May peace & love fill your hearts with memories. Our sincerest sympathies, Ginger, Aggie, Mary and the entire "Osteo family".....prayers...............................

Elizabeth Sadow

May 10, 2020

She was a wonderful person, she had a great heart and personality to spare. I will miss her fantastic sense of humor. And infectious laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Liz Carvalho-Sadow

Evelyn Ferreira

May 10, 2020

Sheila, we had so many good times at E-911
You were so funny and such a pleasure to be around. R.I.P. my friend.
My deepest condolences to her family. The world has lost a shining star.❤😥🙏

Sandra (Sam) Houlihan

May 10, 2020

My sympathies to Missy, Matt and family. Childhood friend, high school, and Verizon . She was funny and always smiling! RIP my friend!

Viola Isherwood

May 10, 2020

Always a sweetheart! Enjoyed many a good laugh at New England Telephone & Verizon
Rest In Peace sweet lady.

Janet Foster

May 9, 2020

I met Shelia at verizon when I started in the 90s she was very friendly and always had a way of making anyone feel comfortable around her, she always had a way of making me laugh and was a true friend she will definitely be missed my condolences to the family God Bless 🙏❤😇


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