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Everett Edward Cote

October 11, 1921 December 22, 2018
Everett Edward Cote
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Obituary for Everett Edward Cote

Waterville-Everett Edward Cote, 97, passed away at home, family by his side,
on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on October
11, 1921, the eldest of 9 children to Onezime and Stella (Proulx) Cote. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1939 and started working at a local jewelry store. When he met his future wife June (Bowers), the sweetest courtship commenced. They wed on April 20th, 1942. Married for 68 years, they never missed an opportunity to hold each-others hands until her death
February 23, 2011.

As World War II ensued, Everett enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands as a radio operator. In March 1944, he was able to take a leave and nine months later they welcomed their first born, Alan, as "The New Year Baby" in 1945. Years later, on another yet holiday - Labor Day - David, their second son, arrived. Predeceasing him were brothers, Carl, Onezime, Francis and Leo, sisters Arlene Graham, Jeanette Doucette, and Lucille Giroux. He leaves behind his two sons, Alan and David; his beloved 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, Michael, Christopher, Sherie Cote-Hall and Melinda
(Cote) Nadeau; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews. Everett is also survived by his sister Dorothy Bernier and daughter-in-law Meredith.

After the war, he began a career at the Morning Sentinel which would span over 40 years. Once retired, he immediately took up working with his son in the Taxidermy Shop until the age of 95. Everett was an avid golfer at Natanis Golf Course. He enjoyed fishing at East Grand Lake and took numerous trips to Lake Ontario. He truly loved hunting treks with The Boys up to North East Carry as well as bird hunting in the Rangeley area. He was a lifelong member of Notre Dame Church serving as a Eucharist Minister and frequently assisted the church with other duties. He also served on the Board of Directors at Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. He was a past member of the American Legion helping to compose the Legionnaires monthly newsletter. He was the oldest member of the Le Club Calumet in Augusta. Always seen with a smile on his face, Everett never missed an opportunity to genuinely cherish the people who were fortunate enough to cross his path.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses of Home Care & Hospice and Dr. Greg Ferro who made frequent house calls once Everett became home bound.

Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Friday, December 28, 2018, from 6 - 8 pm, at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A celebration of life service will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville on Saturday, December 29 at 9 am. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www. gallantfh.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Everett's memory to: Servants of The Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901


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Visitation

Friday

28

Dec

6:00 AM 12/28/2018 6:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 12/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.

10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME 04901

Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St. Waterville 04901 ME
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Dec

9:00 AM 12/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

116 Silver Street
Waterville, Maine 04901

Notre Dame Catholic Church
116 Silver Street Waterville 04901 Maine
United States

Memorial Contribution

Servants of the Blessed Sacrament

101 Silver Street
Waterville, , Maine 04901
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Everett's memory to: Servants of The Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901
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