Robert F. Cote

Robert F. Cote
Formerly of Leominster, MA, Navy Vet; 72

GREENVILLE, NH -- Robert F. Cote, 72, formerly of Leominster, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at home with his family by his side, following an extended illness.

Robert was born on October 29, 1940, the son of the late Norman and Barbara (Watson) Cote.

Robert grew up in Leominster, MA and attended Leominster schools and then moved to Gardner where he graduated from Gardner High School in 1957, and entered the U.S. Navy where he served his country for four years.

He was self-employed for 20 years as Crystal Floor Maintenance, then worked in the maintenance departments for the Woodford Nursing Home in Ayer, MA, Simonds Saw and Steel in Fitchburg, MA, and then for the U.S. Post Office in Jaffrey, NH before retiring due to an illness.

Robert enjoyed reading, traveling, and listening to oldies music. He was an active member of the Amvets Post 29 in Fitchburg, the Eastwood Club, British American Club, and the VFW in Jaffrey, NH.

Robert leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Deborah Cote of Greenville, NH, two sons, David Cote of Williamsburg, VA, and Robert Cote of Orlando, FL; two daughters, Kristen Cote and her partner, Connie of Suffolk, VA, Candy Cote and her partner, TJ of Idaho Falls, ID; one step-son, Brian ward and his wife, Debbie of San Antonio, Texas; one step-daughter, Robin Gibson and her husband, Chris of Washington, D.C., one brother, Paul Watson and his wife, Ruby of Jaffrey, NH, two sisters, Sharon Leblanc of Templeton, and Patricia Dansereau of Phillipston, eight grandchildren; two aunts; and many nieces and nephews.

COTE -- The family will be accepting friends at the Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker Street, Leominster, MA on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm for a time to remember Robert. There will be a memorial service in the funeral home immediately following at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations in Roberts name be made to: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or at To send an online condolence or for more information, please visit our website at

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Mar. 26 to Mar. 31, 2013