ATKINSON - Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.He was born in Manchester and was the son of Edward and Maria Aimee (Poirier) Cote.He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1952, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Anselm College, a master's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and his Doctorate of Education degree from Boston University. He was a Fulbright Scholarship recipient for two years, studying in France at Bordeaux and Toulouse.Norman taught at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, Rivier College in Nashua and Notre Dame College in Manchester. He also taught at Woburn (Mass.) High School where he was chairman of the Foreign Language Department and for 30 years at North Shore Community College in Beverly, Mass.He enjoyed traveling, studying other cultures, reading, dancing and RVing. He was active with the Good Sam Club, the Family Motorcoach camping club, New Hampshire Granite Staters, Vermont Green Mountain and Massachusetts Yankee Travelers.Norman is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Barbara (Shea) Cote; their adult children, Paul Cote and his wife, Mary Ellen, Priscilla Keaton and her husband, Christopher, and Daniel Cote and his wife, Victoria; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Adam Keaton.
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SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne-St. Augustin Parish in Manchester at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Anne Parish, Emerson Avenue, Hampstead 03841, or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1050 Celebration Ave., Celebration, FL 34747.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on June 22, 2014
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