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George Allen Cote, Sr.

Obituary for George Allen Cote, Sr.

December 8, 2016
Millbury, Massachusetts

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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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  • St. Vincent DePaul Society
    1290 Grafton St.
    Worcester, MA 01604
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greator New England
    101A First Ave.
    Waltham, MA 02451

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