William J Cotton
1935 - 2021
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Cotton, William J,
William J. Cotton, "Billy" 85. Passed on February 19th. He was the husband of the late Eleanor R. (Bessette) Cotton. He was an Air Force Veteran. He was a past president and lifetime member of Societe Jacques Cartier and Sams C.C. He was also a friend of Bill W. He is survived by two daughters, Donna Gargano, and Susan Cotton and her wife Terry Cotton, a granddaughter, Katelyn Gargano, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Norman J. Cotton and father-in-law of the late John Gargano. Funeral Wednesday, February 24th at 8:45am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Pine St, Pawtucket at 10am. Burial with military honors will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (dav.org) www.thekeefefuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Providence Journal on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 26, 2021
Billy Cotton was a wonderful man who didn’t so much talk of his love of family but exhibited it in every act of caring and love especially for his wife Eleanor when she was sick. His pride in his daughters who he spoke of with laughter was clear to those who could see. Whenever I saw Bill he made me smile. I am terribly sorry for your loss Sue, Donna, Teri and family.
Paula Lynch
February 25, 2021
Sue & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill & I go way back, I've known him for over 30 years and he was a great friend. He was one of the sweetest men I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by so many. He touched so many hearts with just his smile. He is no longer in pain or struggling and is attending the AA meetings in heaven with some many great men & women. RIP
Sharon Brady
February 23, 2021
Great man and great friend. He will never be for gotten.
john simonelli
February 22, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Leo Leduc Jr
February 21, 2021
Rest in peace Billy we love you ED + Pam
ed grady
February 21, 2021
Billy will be remembered as a great guy.
Many years back we spent a lot of time together at Sams CC and on the golf course.
He was always a pleasant guy.
May he Rest In Peace.
Frank Clynes
February 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
vivian Marchetti
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