OBITUARY

Carl P. Cote

June 25, 1926April 25, 2018
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Carl P. Cote, 91

Waterville – Carl Philip Cote, 91, of Waterville, formerly of Fairfield, died in Augusta on Wednesday April 25, 2018 with family at his side. He was born on June 25, 1926 in Waterville, one of nine children of Stella (Proulx) and Onesime Cote. Shortly after graduating from Waterville High School in 1944 he entered the US Navy and served as an Electrician’s Mate in Okinawa. He was honorably discharged as a Third Class Petty Officer and was a lifelong member of the American Legion and VFW.

Upon returning to Waterville he worked at Hathaway Shirts for ten years. He then worked for the Fairfield Post Office before transferring to the Waterville Post Office and retired in 1986. He was active in the Catholic Church and served on the parish council, a Eucharistic Minister and any number of other roles when needed. Carl married Ruth Cuthbertson Ferland in 1978 and he was always proud of his four children and five stepchildren. He greatly enjoyed family time and reunions at the family camp in Belgrade.

Carl is survived by his children: Thomas Cote, Angela Cote, Emily McDonald (Charles), and Beth Ferland (Peter); his stepchildren: Elizabeth Ferland, Virginia Allen (James), Sarah Cunningham (Lloyd), Peter Ferland (Beth) and Paul Ferland (Sherry); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters; his brother Everett Cote; his sister Dorothy Bernier as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Ruth, his grandsons Nathan Davis and Joshua Moss, three sisters and three brothers.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Lakewood Continuing Care and the staff of 3 West at MaineGeneral Medical Center for their compassion in caring for Carl and his family.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 2 at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville with burial following in Pine Grove Cemetery, 88 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Carl’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Please consider making a donation in Carl’s memory to: National Kidney Foundation, 470 Forest Avenue, Suite 302, Portland, ME 04101.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Burial - following Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Biography

Carl P. Cote, 91

Waterville – Carl Philip Cote, 91, of Waterville, formerly of Fairfield, died in Augusta on Wednesday April 25, 2018 with family at his side. He was born on June 25, 1926 in Waterville, one of nine children of Stella (Proulx) and Onesime Cote. Shortly after graduating from Waterville High School in 1944 he entered the US Navy and served as an Electrician’s Mate in Okinawa. He was honorably discharged as a Third Class Petty Officer and was a lifelong member of the American Legion and VFW.

Upon returning to Waterville he worked at Hathaway Shirts for ten years. He then worked for the Fairfield Post Office before transferring to the Waterville Post Office and retired in 1986. He was active in the Catholic Church and served on the parish council, a Eucharistic Minister and any number of other roles when needed. Carl married Ruth Cuthbertson Ferland in 1978 and he was always proud of his four children and five stepchildren. He greatly enjoyed family time and reunions at the family camp in Belgrade.

Carl is survived by his children: Thomas Cote, Angela Cote, Emily McDonald (Charles), and Beth Ferland (Peter); his stepchildren: Elizabeth Ferland, Virginia Allen (James), Sarah Cunningham (Lloyd), Peter Ferland (Beth) and Paul Ferland (Sherry); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters; his brother Everett Cote; his sister Dorothy Bernier as well as a large extended family. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Ruth, his grandsons Nathan Davis and Joshua Moss, three sisters and three brothers.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Lakewood Continuing Care and the staff of 3 West at MaineGeneral Medical Center for their compassion in caring for Carl and his family.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 2 at 11:00 am at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville with burial following in Pine Grove Cemetery, 88 Grove Street, Waterville. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Carl’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Please consider making a donation in Carl’s memory to: National Kidney Foundation, 470 Forest Avenue, Suite 302, Portland, ME 04101.