George Allen Cote, Sr.

  • Died: December 8, 2016
  • Location: Millbury, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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George Allen Cote, Sr, 76, of Millbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Vibra Hospital of Western Massachusetts Central Campus, surrounded by family. George lived most of his life in Worcester and Millbury but loved to travel. He enjoyed his opportunities to visit exotic locations, and his vacation to Hawaii was his favorite.
George is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ellen C. (Santon) Cote; son, George Allen Cote, Jr and his wife Angela, daughter, Margaret Ellen-Claire Diggs (deceased), daughter Michelle Marie Welton and her husband, David, and son, Andrew Thomas Cote and his wife, Julianne, his grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan and Molly, Candace and her husband Robert, Emily, Mikayla, and Lauren; great grandchildren, Lilly, Logan, and Ethan; two sisters, Doris Duncan and Eileen Murphy. George was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Loretta (Brown) Cote, his brothers, Oscar, Richard, Edward, Robert and William Cote, sisters, Elizabeth Auclair and Shirley Duncan. George leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
George attended Worcester State College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education then following up with a Master's in Mathematics. George was a beloved teacher for 37 years with Shrewsbury Senior High School, and after retiring George continued his love of teaching at Quinsigamond Community College. George was a faithful and active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where he served several years as the President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He loved spending time with his friends and family, and was an active member of The Knights of Columbus in Shrewsbury. George had a lifelong passion for song and was an active member in The Worcester Men of Song barbershop chorus. George proudly served his country in the Coast Guard Reserve, and was also active in "the Greendale Retired Men's Club.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, Dec. 12th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main St in Millbury. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13th in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St. in Worcester. Burial will be in Central Cemetery in Millbury. Memorial donations may be made in George's name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1290 Grafton St, Worcester, MA 01604 or The Multiple Sclerosis Society, of Greater New England, 101A First Ave. Waltham, MA 02451.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I genuinely looked forward to his trig & pre-calculus classes. A man who could make you smile even if you were the reason for displeasure or disappointment. We'd sometimes try to get a rise out of him - to "test" him but he always responded in good humor and was an effective teacher. We have lost a jovial soul.

Posted by John Provost - Worcester, MA - Student   December 15, 2016

Ellen and family,
I had Mr. Cote for geometry at Shrewsbury High a long time ago! He was a teacher that cared if his students excelled in class. I had the pleasure of running into him again a few years ago while getting ice cream. He was the same jovial man I remembered and he remembered me right away. I'm sorry for your loss of such a good man.

God Bless

Michele Duhamel

Posted by A friend   December 14, 2016

Dearest Ellen and Family,
After reading all the other entries of accolades....I think it is save to reiterate: He lit up the room with his smile and his genuine interest in you as a person. He loved his family, and life! Peter and I were so lucky to visit with him during our last trip back "home". The memory of his joyous laugh will remain with us always. We know where you are George...until we meet again....
Blessing and Peace to all the family. XO Susan & Peter

Posted by Susan Landry - San Francisco, CA   December 12, 2016

My thoughts and prayers go with you. George was a good person, we had many conversations in the faculty lounge.

Posted by Sharron Gillies - Oxford, MA   December 12, 2016

I have always enjoyed working with George at QCC! MY sympathies go George's family. May you find peace in knowing that George had a positive influence on so many students throughout his career!
Sincerely. Mrs. Barbara Morris QCC Math

Posted by A friend   December 12, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss.
I was chair of the math department at Quinsigamond Community College when George taught here. I know that he was devoted to his students and was excellent instructor in the classroom. I always enjoyed having conversations with George. Additionally, George was very well liked by other QCC adjunct faculty.

Posted by Maureen Woolhouse - Worcester, MA - Coworker   December 12, 2016

I send my prayers to the Family he was a very good person

Posted by Peter Pelletier - Millbury/Boston, MA   December 12, 2016

Dear Ellen and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about George. He was one of a kind, true gentleman! May all your warm memories live on and help to ease your deep grief.

Posted by Kathy and Charlie Gruszka - Harwich, MA   December 12, 2016

Ellen, Chip, Michelle and Andy, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. George was a wonderful man. he always had a song in his heart and the greatest laugh..

Posted by dorene    December 12, 2016

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. -

Posted by Joan Helmer[Triba] - Bonita Springs, FL   December 11, 2016

Remembering George with gratitude for his selfless contributions to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. George was a kind and compassionate man who brought Christ to everyone he met. Our sympathies to Ellen and all of George's family and friends.

Posted by Mary/Dave MacAdam - Millbury   December 11, 2016

Dear Ellen, I am sorry about the loss of your husband, George. My deepest sympathy to you, Eileen, and your family. May George Rest In Peace.

Posted by Lynn Couture - Shrewsbury, MA   December 11, 2016

Eileen and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. May cherished memories ease your pain.
Thoughts and prayers,
Joanne and Kevin Daly

Posted by Joanne Daly - Millbury, MA   December 11, 2016

Mr. Cote was our class advisor and attended our last class reunion 3 years ago SHS Class of 73! I was in his class for math my junior year. Awesome teacher and he was a wonderful man. RIP Mr. Cote!!

Posted by Joyce Whittle - Webster, MA   December 11, 2016

Mr.Cote was my geometry teacher in high school.Although I flunked his class, I was able to make it up by taking it again with him at night classes held at SHS. That was when I realized not only was Mr.Cote a great teacher but also a kind, caring man. Many years later, while working at a small store, Mr. Cote came in and remembered me! It was so nice seeing him after such a long time. To his family and friends, you have my heartfelt sympathy. God Bless you all.

Posted by Mary Quitadamo -Riani - Millbury, MA   December 11, 2016

I am so sorry to read that George has passed away. I knew George when he lived on Clarkson St. in Worcester. He was always a great guy and very intelligent. Rest in peace George. My deepest sympathy to his family. Louise Chabot Gagnon Ogunquit, Me.

Posted by Louise Gagnon - Ogunquit, ME   December 11, 2016

Ellen-

We are so sorry for the loss. Know you and Dave are in our thoughts. Our sincere condolences go out to you and the family.

Posted by Missy and Al Meadows - Orlando, FL - Family   December 11, 2016

Ellen, and family,
I am so saddened to learn of your loss. George was a good friend to me and treated me like family for so many years. He believed in me and had such faith for the program while I was running it. He treated me like a true human being and he always had a kind, loving word for me. Please know I am holding you close to my heart in prayer and thought during this time and know he is singing his heart out for God right now... joyfully!
Much love,

Posted by JoAnn Bafari Carney jab7680@gmail.com - Watertown, MA - Friend   December 11, 2016

Dear Aunt Ellen,

I am so sorry for the loss of our beloved Uncle George. He always lit up the room when he entered by either singing or humming one of his favorite songs. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

Much Love, Patty White and Family

Posted by Patricia White - WALKERSVILLE, MD - Family   December 10, 2016

I am so sad for the loss of my baby brother, Georgie. He was always my favorite. My condolences go out to Ellen and family. I will always hold him close to my heart. XOXO

Posted by Doris Duncan - Thurmont, MD - Sister   December 10, 2016

Ellen,
My condolences to you and your family on the loss of George. I am sure he will be deeply missed by all of you. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Leo

Posted by Leo Boliver - Millbury, MA - Friend   December 10, 2016

WE WERE SADDENED TO HEAR GEORGE'S PASSING. SUCH A NICE GUY. STILL REMEMBER THE PARTY AT YOUR MOM AND DAD'S, HE WAS SO MUCH FUN. YOU ARE IN OUR HEART'S AND PRAYER'S. BOB & CONNIE HERRIAGE

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2016

Ellen and family, sorry for your loss. We missed you and George participating in the Worcester Men of Song barbershop chorus and the Greendale Men's Club trips and events in the recent past. May George rest in peace.

Posted by Dick Shea - Worcester, MA   December 10, 2016

Aunt Ellen and family, I am sorry to hear of Uncle George's passing. He was such a good hearted soul. He had infectious laugh that made everyone around him happy. Love, Eileen in Maryland

Posted by Eileen Harrison - Walkersville, MD - Family   December 10, 2016

Ellen and family - So very sorry to learn of George's passing. Many good memories of working with him at S.H.S. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tom Nault - Millbury   December 10, 2016

So sorry to hear of Mr.Cote passing had him as a teacher nice man RIP.

Posted by Francis Beckwith - MA   December 10, 2016

Ellen and family..I was saddened to hear of Georges passing we been neighbors and friends for many years ,my daughters grew up knowing u affectionately as Mr. Cote" you will be missed but never forgotten rest easy my friend! Love Lisa,Tanya and Mandy..Kenny n John!

Posted by Lisa McNamara - Worcester/millbury, MA   December 09, 2016

Ellen, Chip, Michelle, and Andy, we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember George as the kind gentle- hearted soul that he was. We always enjoyed running into him running errands, as he would always take the time to chat with us. He was such a wonderful man who will be sadly missed by all.

Posted by Dave and Leanne Lacasse - Sutton, MA - Family Friend   December 09, 2016

Ellen and family: very saddened to learn of George's passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. May your fondest memories live on forever. Rest in peace dear friend. Most sincerely, Steve and Barbara Rosen and family.

Posted by A friend   December 09, 2016

R.I.P. Mr. Cote,
One of our favorite teachers!!! Great advisor to the SHS Class of '73! We will never forget you!
With our deepest sympathy,
Stephen and Nancy (Zolla) Washkevich

Posted by nancy Washkevich - Holden, MA - Student   December 09, 2016

My condolences to Mr Cote's family. He was one of my most memorable teachers at SHS. I have fond memories of his classes over 30 years ago. RIP Mr Cote!

Posted by Lisa Lawrence (Prue) - Worcester   December 09, 2016

To Ellen and family,
We were sorry to hear of George's passing.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Sharon and Jerry Poulin
Marco Island Florida

Posted by A friend   December 09, 2016

Aunt Ellen and family.....I am so sorry for your loss. May our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST comfort you in this time, knowing that Uncle George is singing in Heaven and is finally at peace .....Love to all, Arlene Duncan Lierl.

Posted by Arlene Duncan Lierl - Stuart, FL - Family   December 09, 2016

A wonderful teacher and more importantly a wonderful man.

Posted by Former Student SHS    December 09, 2016

Candle

Ellen and Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences in the loss of your husband and father.
George was liked by all that knew him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Posted by Martha (DiBenedetto) Owens - Marlborough, MA - Teacher   December 09, 2016

Ellen our deepest sympathies. George was a dear friend. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Charlie and Karen Spaziante - Holliston, MA - Family Friend   December 09, 2016

Michelle said it the best, there is another Angel in heaven watching over us!! I have so many memories I will hold very close to my heart always.
Scott and I send you all much love and prayers and Rest In Peace Uncle George

Posted by Darlene & Scott Chase - Rochdale, MA - Family   December 09, 2016


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