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Ethel C Cote

December 18, 1935 ~ November 8, 2022 (age 86)


Ethel C. Cote, age 86, beloved wife of the late Claude N. Cote, passed away peacefully

on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at her home in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Born on December 18, 1935 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Ethel was the daughter of the

late William Korp and Estelle (Bielack) Korp-Monroe. Ethel was one of six children raised in

Auburn, Massachusetts. She married Claude and traveled many years as a military soldier’s

wife raising their seven children. In 1964, they settled in Leominster, Massachusetts where

they spent sixteen years before moving to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and then to Callawassie

Island, in Beaufort, South Carolina where they shared a winter home.

While living in New Hampshire, Ethel became an avid golfer at the Kingswood Golf Club

where she was a club champion, past president and became a member of the hole-in-one

club. On a summer’s night, Ethel loved to watch the sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee. She also

enjoyed a challenging Bridge match.

Ethel will be remembered and truly missed by her seven children: Stephen Cote and his

wife Angela of Hyannis, MA, Brian Cote and his wife Lisa of Fitchburg, MA, Andre Cote and

wife Suzanne of Washington D.C., Suzette Thibeault and Husband Kenneth of Fitchburg, MA,

Valerie Housser and husband Chris of Leominster, MA, Gerard Cote and wife Karen of

Wolfeboro, NH and Joseph Cote and Linda Prackup of Millbury, MA. She is also survived by her

sister Susan Ozcan, and twenty-one grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces

and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, Ethel was predeceased by her

grandchildren Kenneth Thibeault and Timothy Thibeault, her sister Patricia (Korp) Booth and

her three brothers Charles Korp, Paul Monroe and Dennis Monroe.


A private family service will be held at Richardson Funeral Home in Leominster,

Massachusetts on November 18, 2022. A burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Worcester,

Massachusetts where she will be laid to rest next to her devoted husband.


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