Norman A. Cote,
formally of Lincoln, RI died peacefully in his Harrisville home surrounded by his family. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Lucien and Albertine (Valliancourt) Cote. He was the devoted husband of Thelma (Tait) for 59 years.
He is survived by his children Deborah and her husband David Brooks of Harrisville,RI; Laura and her husband Dennis Fitzgerald of Framingham, MA; David Cote of Marlboro, MA, and Jonathan Cote and his wife Mary of Lincoln. He was the proud grandfather of 8 beloved grandchildren Jaime and Kyle Ganson; Nicholas and Benjamin Brooks; Alanna, Tyler, Julianne and Samuel Cote. He was a loving and dedicated family man who always felt his children and grandchildren were his greatest accomplishments.
Mr. Cote proudly served his country in the United States Navy as head radioman on the USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt and USS Midway; both Naval carriers assigned to patrol the Mediterranean Sea during the Korean War. While serving in the Mediterranean area he was fortunate to be able to travel throughout Europe.
Upon the conclusion of his turn in the Navy he became founder and owner of Cote's Meat Market in the Fairlawn area of Lincoln, opening in 1955 and serving the community for 27 years. He was a member of the Lincoln Lions Club and had been a member of Lincoln FOPA. After retiring, he pursed a second career in real estate with an office in Lincoln. During his free time he loved working in his yard and doing home improvement projects and he was an avid sports fan of all his favorite Boston sports teams.
Mr. Cote is also survived by his brothers Leo Cote and his wife Carol of Jamestown, RI; Robert Cote and his wife Jean of Sarasota, FL; his sister Ann Landry of Warwick, RI; along with many nieces and nephews. Mr. Cote was the younger brother of the late Arthur Cote.
Mr. Cote was known to all as a kind and generous man and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln. The family requests lieu of flowers that donations be made in Norman's memory to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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