OBITUARY

Maureen P. Cote

July 2, 1954May 12, 2018

Maureen P. (Ryan) Cote, age 63, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of Ronald H. Cote, to whom she had been married for 14 years.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of Julia (McGowan) Ryan of Fall River and the late Francis H. Ryan, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Maureen was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, class of 1972, received her Associates Degree from Bristol Community College in 1974 and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Roger Williams University in Accounting and Finance.

Maureen was the former Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools in the City of Fall River for 40 years until her retirement a few years ago. She was an avid New England sports fan, enjoying the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and the Providence College Basketball.

In addition to her husband and mother, Maureen is survived by three step-children, David Cote, Melissa Maywalt and her husband Stephen and Jennifer Shapiro and her husband William; a brother John Ryan and his wife Lorna of Englewood, FL; a sister Theresa Ryan of Fall River; two nieces Kerry Girard and Megan Luongo; two nephews Michael and Timothy Ryan; five grandchildren and several great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis H. Ryan Jr.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by her Funeral Mass at 10am in Holy Name Church 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Flowers are welcome. Visitation on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Fall River. For directions and online registration, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Francis H. Ryan, Father
  • Julia (McGowan) Ryan, Mother
  • Ronald H. Cote, Husband
  • David Cote, Step-Son
  • Melissa Maywalt & her husband Stephen, Step-Daughter
  • Jennifer Shapiro & her husband William, Step-Daughter
  • John Ryan & his wife Lorna, Brother
  • Theresa Ryan, Sister
  • Kerry Girard, Niece
  • Megan Luongo, Niece
  • Michael Ryan, Nephew
  • Timothy Ryan, Nephew
  • She is also survived by five grandchildren and several great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis H. Ryan Jr.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Maureen P. Cote

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Jim Rogers

May 14, 2018

Ron,
Sincere sympathy on your great loss. Words are too limited to express the feeling of sadness.
Please know that I am your friend and will be there for you in your need during this new period in your life.
Jim Rogers

Megan Luongo-Ribeiro

May 13, 2018

So many memories!! You are my aunt and one of my best friends. Will miss you more than you could know. And you will forever be in my heart. Love you!!!!

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Maureen P. (Ryan) Cote, age 63, of Fall River, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of Ronald H. Cote, to whom she had been married for 14 years.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of Julia (McGowan) Ryan of Fall River and the late Francis H. Ryan, she was a lifelong resident of the city. Maureen was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, class of 1972, received her Associates Degree from Bristol Community College in 1974 and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Roger Williams University in Accounting and Finance.

Maureen was the former Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools in the City of Fall River for 40 years until her retirement a few years ago. She was an avid New England sports fan, enjoying the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and the Providence College Basketball.

In addition to her husband and mother, Maureen is survived by three step-children, David Cote, Melissa Maywalt and her husband Stephen and Jennifer Shapiro and her husband William; a brother John Ryan and his wife Lorna of Englewood, FL; a sister Theresa Ryan of Fall River; two nieces Kerry Girard and Megan Luongo; two nephews Michael and Timothy Ryan; five grandchildren and several great nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis H. Ryan Jr.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by her Funeral Mass at 10am in Holy Name Church 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Flowers are welcome. Visitation on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Fall River. For directions and online registration, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com