Richard A. Cote

November 26, 1934 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 84)


Richard A. Cote 1934- 2019 Chicopee- Richard “Puggy” Cote, 84, passed away at Willimansett Center West Nursing Home on Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was born in Holyoke on November 26, 1934 a son of the late William and Alma (Fortier) Cote. He worked for many years as a laborer for several area construction companies. Most recently he was employed with Jims Flooring. He enjoyed walking, watching baseball games at Rivers Park, spending time with his grandchildren, and attending the annual 4th of July family reunion. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years Mary (Dumont) Cote. He is survived by his children, Dolores Brooksbank and her husband Douglas J. of South Hadley; Richard Cote Jr. of Chicopee; and Ronald Cote of Springfield; his grandchildren Lisa Cote Pecia, Jessica Cote, Ronald Cote, Angela Brooksbank, William Brooksbank, Desirae Brooksbank, Shawn Qualls, Christopher Qualls; and his 16 great grandchildren. Puggy is also survived by his siblings Earl Cote, John Cote, Harvey Cote, Charles Cote, Charlotte Cote and predeceased by 10 siblings. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10AM in the Notre Dame Cemetery, Lyman St., South Hadley. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104. For more details, please visit


Graveside Service
August 23, 2019

10:00 AM
Notre Dame Cemetery
63 Lyman St
South Hadley, MA 01075

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