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The Fortin Group

70 Horton Street, Lewiston, ME

OBITUARY

Janice P Cote

March 6, 1961June 7, 2019

Janice Cote of Lewiston passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 7th after battling a brief illness.

Janice was born to Richard and Aurore Cote of Auburn and grew up surrounded by the love of her parents and four sisters. She met the love of her life, Cleveland Palmer, in 1981 and started a family with him a few years later with the birth of their only son, Joshua. She was a devoted and beloved mother.

Janice worked for twenty-nine years at L.L. Bean’s Lewiston Peck Building, where she forged many friendships, before retiring early last year. To all those who knew her, she was a source of light and goodness. She had an extraordinary capacity for love and laughter, and she delighted in brightening up the days of those around her with a silly joke or a warm smile. Her love of people was always evident in the way she put others’ needs ahead of her own, sometimes to her own detriment. Family was always her first priority, and for the last few years, she - alongside her sisters - cared for her parents until their passing in 2018. Her love and care extended to animals, as well - she devoted much of her time to rescuing feral cats and finding them homes. Her own cherished companion, Gizmo, was the first of those rescues.

Janice is survived by her son, Joshua Palmer; son-in-law, Michael Piña; sisters, Susan Page, Cathy Lachance, Mary Levesque, and Denise Denis; brothers-in-law, Stephen Page, Richard Lachance, John Levesque, Michael Denis; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Page, Jason Trott, Nicole Denis, Jessie Levesque, Nathan Storer, Rebecca Trott, Alexis Trott, Dominic Trott, and Isaiah Trott. She is predeceased by her husband, Cleveland Palmer, and her parents, Richard and Aurore Cote.

She will be missed immensely. We will hold her in our hearts and memories until we meet again.

The family will be celebrating her life with a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations made in her honor to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.

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Diane Mathieu

June 13, 2019

Josh, I too, worked with your mom for many years at LLBean. My sympathies to you and all the family as you mourn her loss. She truly brightened my day with her cheery attitude and wonderful smile. Like others my best memories are of the stories she shared about you, Josh. You were/are the brightest star in her life! Prayers for you and your family.

Tracy Goulet

June 13, 2019

Josh, Cathy, Mary,Sue,and Denise- I am so heartbroken at the news of Janie’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 💕

Terri Bureau

June 12, 2019

Janie, I was very sad to see the newspaper this morning. I will miss that beautiful smile of yours.
It's been only little over a year we retired from LLBean. That's where we would talk of our Families, she was very proud of Josh.
My heart goes out to Josh, as well as your Sisters, Sue, Cathy, Mary & Denise and your Families.
You are now with Cleveland, your Mom & Dad, I hope you have found Peace in the Lord.
You will be missed, Cuz!

Jill Bruce

June 12, 2019

Janice was a beloved co-worker for 30 years at the L.L.Bean Peck Building. I can see her circulating through the Contact Center with a placard indicating it was time time to take a stretch break. She was so happy to be able to take advantage of the early retirement package!

My most memorable times with Janice was when we shared updates about our respective sons. She positively beamed when sharing the latest of her son's achievements and many talents.

May God bless your family and give thanks for having such a positive, giving and caring person in your lives.

Rachel Bourgette

June 12, 2019

Such sad news to hear of Jan's passing. She was very much loved in so many ways. Her love for Cleveland never faded and her pride in you Josh was powerful and complete. May she rest in peace, finally reunited with the love of her life.

gary asselin

June 12, 2019

to all the cote family Janice always had bright face and smile hard to forget may you RIP with your mom and dad . gary asselin.

Jennie Yamartino

June 12, 2019

Love you Jan, and your beautiful son. I pray you are at peace.

Cheryl Bilodeau

June 12, 2019

Jan, I remember you as kind and sweet with never a negative word about anyone. Most of all I remember your love and adoration of Josh. You always shared pictures and his every achievement. You were a very proud mom. I'm so sorry for your loss, Josh. May she rest in peace in the arms of her Lord.

Adriana Aragon

June 11, 2019

My heart is so heavy, your mom was one of a kind. She was sweet and pure and just wanted everyone to be happy. I’m glad she welcomed me into her home without even knowing who I was. She even bought me presents <3 I’m so sorry for your loss Josh and I know how much she loved you because I saw how she would just stare at you in awe and appreciation. I remember the day of your wedding and how she was just radiating love and support. I’m glad I got to live this moment and capture it. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️

Liz Sullivan

June 11, 2019

Josh, I worked with your mom at L.L. Bean and she was one of the most dedicated employees I've ever met! Pulling in overtime like crazy when it was available, always justifying the obnoxious amount of hours to be able to have time with and do things for you. She was MIGHTY PROUD of YOU!!
May memories of happy times shared warm your heart and may she be at peace. She will be missed. My condolences.

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