Joan E. Cote

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HAVERHILL, Mass. - Joan E. (Kennedy) Cote, 84, most recently of Laconia, N.H., passed away June 4, 2014, at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith after a lengthy illness.Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of John F. and Elizabeth M. (Markham) Kennedy. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1949. She then furthered her education at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, receiving her degree as a registered nurse.Mrs. Cote was employed at the former Hale Hospital in Haverhill as an operating room nurse for 22 years, retiring in 1991. During her life Mrs. Cote lived in different parts of the country. From Haverhill she moved to Hawaii, she then relocated to Kensington, N.H., and later to Kingston Springs, Tenn., then moved on to Bluffton, S.C., and returned to Fremont, N.H., and finally Laconia, N.H. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Haverhill Country Club. She enjoyed a good game of Bocce, and scrap booking.She leaves a son, Bruce A. Wright and his wife, Nancy, of Gilford, N.H., daughters, Sandra J. Wright and her fiancé, James Paragona, of Westminster, and Sally W. Walker and her husband, David, of Beaufort, S.C., stepdaughter, Laurel Ann Marshall, of Haverhill, five cherished grandchildren, Jared Walker, Erik Walker, A.J. Perry, Lauren Wright, and Daniel Wright, sister and brother-in-law, Janice M. and Deacon Robert J. Gaudreau, of Hampstead, N.H., and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert D. Cote.


SERVICES: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Tuesday afternoon from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Route 125) Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Merrimack Valley Hospital Auxiliary Fund, 140 Lincoln Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. Funeral services will be held immediately following the period of visitation at 5 p.m. Burial is private. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or

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Published in Union Leader on June 9, 2014
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