Raymond A. Cota

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MERRIMACK - Raymond A. Cota, 92, of Merrimack, died Aug. 3, 2014, at the Bedford Hills Center after a period of declining health.He was born in Northfield on Aug. 24, 1921, a son of the late Reuben and Alice (Ricker) Cota.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in England.Ray and his late wife, Iris (Mason) Cota, moved to Merrimack in 1946.He was employed by J.E. Faltin as a tractor-trailer driver and later worked at Hemingway Transportation. He was a retiree of Teamsters Local 633, and also worked as a bus driver and trainer in Merrimack for many years.He held a lifetime membership in the American Legion, was actively involved in various positions with the Teamsters and held an unofficial seat at Ruthie's Postal Parlor restaurant.Ray was also predeceased by his brothers and sisters, and also a granddaughter, Barbara J. Cota.He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Dorothy Cota of Merrimack; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Maurice Boudreau of Merrimack; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy Sr. and Fern Cota of Hillsborough; along with several nieces and nephews.

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Services: Calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, on Friday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Rivet Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery, Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph Community Services (Meals On Wheels), P.O. Box 910, Merrimack 03054; Home, Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack 03054; or to a .An online guest book can be found at www.rivetfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Union Leader on Aug. 5, 2014
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