Lawrence M. Cotter Jr.

April 5, 1961September 4, 2020

Lawrence “Larry” M. Cotter Jr., 59, of Plantsville, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at New Britain Hospital. He was the loving husband of Ann (Nevelos) Cotter.

Born on April 5, 1961 in New Britain, he was the son of Lawrence M. Cotter Sr. and Patricia (Beckman).

Larry was a machinist and was employed by Jay Sons Screw Machine for over 30 years in Milldale.

He is survived by his daughter Sara Cotter and her partner Patrick Kellaher of Hamden; his sisters Kathy Clauss and her husband Glen of Plymouth, and Maureen Vannest and her fiancé Joseph Simone of Bristol; several nieces and nephews, many friends, and his beloved cat Bodhi.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am at DellaVecchia Funeral Home at 211 N. Main St., Southington. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11am at St. Dominic Church at 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Masks are required along with social distancing. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. For online condolences and directions please visit


  • Calling Hours

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, September 11, 2020


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Robin Hadley

September 17, 2020

Ann and Sara I am so sorry for your loss. When my husband passed, a friend sent me these words... I have kept them close... Hoping & praying, that you can find the same comfort, that I do... In countless gentle, kindly ways he lived a sermon all his days. Believing in the folk he knew and making friends his lifetime through Enjoying life, its works and fun, he sought the best in everyone. Living his faith from day to day, he sowed good seed along the way. Now death has set his spirit free in fields of immortality, to claim a task of greater worth than any he had known on earth. MISS ME BUT LET ME GO When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not for long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take. And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.


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