Nelsen Williamsburg


Theresa Cote

April 18, 1938July 4, 2021

Theresa Cote was born on April 18, 1938 and passed away on July 4, 2021 and is under the care of Nelsen Williamsburg.

Service will be held on July 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm at St Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, Virginia.

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    Friday, July 30, 2021


Theresa Cote

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Emilie Thomas

July 31, 2021

So glad I met you and Terry at Pauline and Steve’s during one of their wonderful dinners they prepared. Terri could tell a joke like nobody else!! Very sorry for your loss and Terri will be missed.

Leslie Goller

July 16, 2021

Dear Charlie:
Terry and you were and are so important to my Father, Karlene, and I. It was so refreshing to witness the loving and respectful marriage that you and Terry shared. We witnessed the TRUE love you held for each other. Terry was a firecracker: her intelligence, her joke telling, her feminism, her appreciation of beauty, the list could go on and on. I think it very fitting that our Fircracker exploded up to heaven on July 4th. You know she has heaven laughing! And know that one day we will get to laugh with her again. Karlene and I are here for you- that is what friends are for. Charlie. let us; afterall it will make Terry happy.
Sending you love and big hugs!

Karlene Goller

July 15, 2021

Love and condolences to you, dear Charlie. Big, big hugs.

Terry was courageous, so very loving, so kind, faithful and fun. What a superb joke teller she was. Unparalleled! Unmatched! We have never, ever, met anyone who could tell a joke better than Terry. She was supreme. We miss her, but know she rests in peace, now, beloved.

With love, always, Karlene and Leslie Goller

Connie Parise

July 15, 2021

Dear Charlie,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Terri. We know that she is with Jesus now and is in no pain at all. The two of you were made for each other - a very special loving couple. I have wonderful memories of you both.
It was always an adventure teaching with Terri. She loved science and was always doing something so creative with her kids.
She had such a wonderful sense of humor. I have been blessed just by knowing her.
Please know that I am praying for you at this most difficult time.

Kenneth Deitch

July 14, 2021

Terry was a wonderful friend. I got a chance to visit with her and Charlie whenever we were in Aruba, and we had fun together. I always enjoyed sharing stories with both of them at their special spot on the beach, and I admired Terry's good humor, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and good sense. I learned from her. I will miss her. I know many others will too. And I admire what a wonderful and loving husband Charlie was to her throughout their years together and especially during her difficult final months. JoAnne joins me in sending our sorrow and our love.

Ken [Deitch}

Dave and MaryJo Reedy

July 13, 2021

Lunch with you and Terry at Opus 1 in Williamsburg…truly a pleasure and we were enamored with Terry and her vibrant sense of humor. We so looked forward to resumption of social contact post pandemic but it was not meant to be. Your ongoing blessing, Charlie, was to have met her and shared a significant portion of your life with her. Quarter of a century - no small period of time. Pray TO her and not “for” her…. Dave and MaryJo

Linda Cassar

July 11, 2021

Dear Charlie,

Our most sincere sympathy for your very great loss. Tess was a very special person--always cheerful and always a kind word. We are sure The Lord welcomed her with open arms. She will be sorely missed not only by her loving family but by all who knew her.

Linda and Michael Cassar

Stephen Ulak

July 8, 2021


Pauline and I are so sorry for your loss. We were not expecting this so soon. Many beautiful fond memories of Terry’s joke telling and all the laughs we all had. Precious memories of your visits to Charleston and ours to Beau Ravage and Williamsburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Terry Rest In Peace and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Carmen J Sultana

July 7, 2021

A big part of the family is gone. Tessie helped me pick a high school when I was a kid, will miss her so much.

Tammy and Alan Shimmerman

July 7, 2021

We are so terribly saddened by Terry’s passing. We will always remember Terry as a wonderful, compassionate person and good friend. We always enjoyed her sense of humor and talent for telling jokes…may she Rest In Peace.