Diane Cote

June 18, 1939October 7, 2018
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OAKDALE – Diane Doherty Cote, 79, passed away peacefully at Harrington Court in Colchester on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

She was born in Portland, ME on June 18, 1939 to the late Gordon and May (Lawson) Doherty. On May 9th, 1959 she married her beloved husband Armand Cote at Sacred Heart Church in Taftville, CT. He predeceased her in 1983.

Diane worked at various jobs during her life but her truest devotion was to her home and her family. She enjoyed dancing and did it well and to all types of music. She was known to occasionally gamble and enjoyed NASCAR and football. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the American Legion – Montville Post 112 where she enjoyed spending time with friends.

She is survived by her sons; Richard “Rick” Cote and his wife Karen, Raymond Cote, daughters; Debbie Phillips, Renee Owen and her husband Jim, one brother; Dicky, a sister; Donna, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by four brothers; Jimmy, Jerry, Gordon and Robert and two sisters; Jeanne Doherty Hannaford and Betty Ann.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 12th, from 9am to 11am at the Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville, CT with procession to a Graveside Service at St. Patrick Cemetery, Depot Rd., Uncasville.

Donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the American Legion, Montville Post 112, 89 Pink Row, Uncasville, CT 06382.

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  • Calling Hours / Visitation Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, October 12, 2018

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Nancy Blake

October 11, 2018

Aunt DeDe ,
I will miss you , So glad you will be with Uncle Armand now . May you both rest peacefully ,while together again !
You were "My Best Aunt" ...always a good time when you were with us .....the card nights that turned into weekends (penny polka) Fun times had by all. I remember one Christmas ( where we wanted to stay up around the clock until morning ) And we did! :- ) Fun times at Patchaug Pond , & Aunt Pauline's cottage ...Great memories I will keep ....
You will be remembered by your vibrant smile, your beautiful laughter & your "hot ticket" personality !!! So Thankful that I was able to visit you last week <3 I love you , See you on the other side ..xoxo
Until then, just know .... you were LOVED ....

Nancy Blake

Nancy O'Neal

October 10, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Diane as being fun and loving. She had a contagious laugh and was always fun company. I would have loved to gone dancing with her as I love to dance as well. God Bless all her close family as I know you will miss her terribly. But I agree with my brother Dave, they are having a huge happy reunion right now!
Love you all, Nancy and Garland O'Neal

Debbie Phillips

October 9, 2018

Diane was my mom, and I am going to miss her every single day, I’m going to try to carry on her happy feet. Because for some unknown reason I get up and dance every day, I think she’s trying to pass it on to me, lol, she knows I can’t compete against her

David Hannaford

October 9, 2018

Aunt DIANE always lit up any room she walked into don’t think she ever knew a stranger. The Hannaford Clan in Alabama consider themselves privileged to call her Aunt DIANE have a blast with the rest of the Doherty , Cote and Hannaford Clan up there
Love and kisses


mom, Rick, Renee, Ray, Deb