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Jeannette Cotter

Jeannette Cotter

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June 06, 2017
So happy and grateful to have known Jeannette and Charlie Cotter, and dear Madame Bonneton. So sad to mourn them.
We will never forget the gracious hospitality of their large round table crowned with Jeannette's elegant guests and meals.
Trudy and Bill Merkle, Old Greenwich, CT Tuesday, June 6, 2017
June 02, 2017
Our thoughts and condolences, Patrick, Madeleine and family.
June 01, 2017
We fondly remember Jeannette as "The Matriarch" of the Cotter Family. When we visited her, she always shared with us her remarkable life and adventures in France, Europe and West Africa. To us she represented a woman of great strength and courage. We are grateful to have been a part of her life and will remember her ALWAYS. Chester and Patricia Cotter
May 31, 2017
Thinking of the Cotter family at this difficult time. I am so thankful to have met Jeannette! She was a remarkable woman and I look forward to hearing more stories of her full and interesting life. What wonderful memories you all share! With love,
May 24, 2017
Chère Jeannette, vous étiez avec Charlie indissociables dans la vie , dans la vraie vie !Vous furent nos oncles et tantes d'Amérique, accueillant volontiers vos neveux et nièces venus de France. Votre forte personnalité, votre douce présence tranquille, votre dignité permanente ont été votre marqueur quotidien emprunt de gaité, de bienveillance, de conseils couronné d'un accueil "à bras ouverts".
Saint Augustin nous rapporte cette pensée:
"Je suis moi, vous êtes vous,
"Ce que j'étais pour vous, je le suis toujours !
"Le fil n'est pas coupé !
"Pourquoi serais-je hors de vos pensées
"Simplement parce que je suis hors de votre vue ?
"Je ne suis pas loin, juste de l'autre coté du chemin !"
May 20, 2017
Jeannete etait un merveilleux exemple de ce que la "vieille France" avait de meilleur a offrir, un savoir-faire aiguise par l'experiece des temps de guerre. Elle etait une grande dame qui avait connu
l'exaltation d'aventures dangereuses et de pays lointains. C'etait un plaisir d'etre en sa compagnie, de l'ecouter se souvenir, bien sur, d'un passe riche en anecdotes mais aussi de partager sa joie de vivre dans le present. Leigh et Pierre Bognon
May 19, 2017
To personally know Jeannette was to be inspired by her love of life and her strength and grace under pressure. Being
with Jeannette was like being witness to some of the most pivotal events of the 20th century. I will miss her dearly.
May 19, 2017
What a life Jeannette led! I met her late in that life, but she had lost nothing of the zest which characterized her, and the charm and graciousness which made her a welcome guest everywhere she went. She will be sorely missed.
May 17, 2017
Lots of love, Elsie and Link Wheeler

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