William Armand Cote
Fri, 2017-01-27 05:00 News Staff
Sept. 23, 1953 ~ Jan. 17, 2017
William (Bill) Armand Cote, 63, formerly of Westford MA and Moriarty NM, passed away peacefully at the Copperas Cove Nursing Facility, Copperas Cove TX on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 while in the care of Providence Hospice. He bravely fought cancer for over a year.
Bill was born in Lowell MA on September 23, 1953 to Joseph George, who preceded him in death, and Rita Lucille (Roy) Cote.
He lived his childhood and young adult life in Westford MA, living on Long Sought-For Pond, where he developed a deep appreciation and love of the water. Bill served proudly in the Army National Guard for several years.
He moved to New Mexico in the late 1980’s where he met his wife, Mary, and where they raised their son, Justin Henry.
Bill discovered later in life that he had a natural ability to work with wood. He was self-taught and built many beautiful items that will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
He and Mary moved to TX in 2013. Because of his love of motorcycles and his unwavering love of the USA, he joined The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) of Central Texas. Through this affiliation with the PGR, Bill made friends that became like family to him. We, the family of Bill, wish to extend our warmest regards to the PGR for surrounding Bill with love, respect and comfort during the last year.
As was his wish, Bill will be cremated and will take his ‘Final Ride’ accompanied by his wife, Son and family and the Central Texas PGR on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Bill is survived by his Wife, Mary (Stringfellow), of Valley Mills (Mosheim) TX; his Son, Justin Henry and wife, Tanya Cote of Copperas Cove TX; his mother, Rita L. Cote of Litchfield NH; sister, Patricia A. and husband Edwin (Mickey) W. Fraser of Litchfield NH and nephew, Raymond K. Fraser of Goffstown NH. He leaves behind the grandchildren he held very close to his heart: Joseph and Justin II. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeffrey.
Bill will never be forgotten. He will live on in the hearts of all us who were fortunate enough to call him our son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. And “Brother” Bill to his PGR family.