Donald F. Cota

November 3, 1957April 13, 2018
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Funeral Services for Donald F. Cota Jr. age 60 of Morris Street in Ogdensburg will be held on Friday (April 20, 2018) at 1:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Welsh officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Edwards Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held also on Friday from 11:00am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Cota passed away on Friday (April 13, 2018) at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Alma; two sons Donald “Donnie” (Dawn) Cota of Oklahoma, Jeremy (Karen) Cota of Massena and Julianne Cota and her special friend Larry MacDonald of Ogdensburg; a brother Tom Hutchins and his companion Patty of Massena; a sister Deborah Shaver and her companion Mark of Cornwall, Ontario; grandchildren Lillian, Madisyn, Briana and Tiana Cota, Isaiah Savage and Wyatt Cota; step-grandchildren Jonathan Howe, Paige Howe, Selina Mercado, Jacob and Harley Lazore; step-great-grandchildren Ian Howe, Aubrey Mercado and Braelynn Lazore.

Don was born on November 3, 1957 in Potsdam NY, a son of the late Donald F. & Lillian (Hebert) Cota. He attended Louisville and Batavia schools for his education, and later married Alma Baird on February 7, 1976 in Waddington.

He was employed over the years doing lawn care, general maintenance, vehicle detailing and at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in the housekeeping/maintenance departments until 1980 when he became disabled.

Donald was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Ogdensburg and a former member of the St. Lawrence Valley Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, lawn work and being around his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared on


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Penny and Phil Sharrow

April 23, 2018

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers - so sorry for your loss .


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Rod Roca

April 19, 2018

Alma and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna Mccall

April 17, 2018

Dear Alma and family, I am sending my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Katrina Brassard

April 17, 2018

Alma and family....I am so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Take comfort in the many years of memories you all shared. You are in my thoughts

Melissa Denner

April 16, 2018

Don, Julianne and Jeremy. So sorry to here of your dads passing, please know I'm thinking of your family at this time. Take care of each other and god bless.

Robert and Ann Erwin

April 15, 2018

Alma and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He such a kind man. We enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed by all who knew him. Cherish your memories.

Amy & Jay Baxter

April 15, 2018

Don was our wonderful neighbor & close friend for 20 years. He was always there to lend a hand as he & Jay would share tools & hours just visiting. He will surely be missed. Thank you for everything & rest peacefully Don❤️

tim durand

April 15, 2018

sorry to hear of Don's passing thoughts and prayers to the family

Miranda Ayotte-Kallison

April 15, 2018

Uncle Don will be very very very missed by us all. Sending all my love and thoughts ♥

Darcie Ferro

April 14, 2018

Thoughts and all my love to my family.