BELCHERTOWN- John J. Cote, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke on August 11, 1937 one of 17 children to the late William and Alma (Fortier) Cote. He was educated in Holyoke Schools and enlisted and served in the US Air Forces from 1954 as an Air Policeman until his honorable discharge in 1957.
John worked as a drywall taper for many years with WMass Drywall and later retired from Sonoco Products Tube Dept. after 25 years of dedication. He continued to work independently as a drywall taper for many years. He enjoyed scuba diving and camping, especially at Forest Lake in Winchester, NH with family and friends. John was a loyal member of the Knight of Columbus Council #4044 in Chicopee.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Sally Ann (Seymour) Cote of Belchertown; his two sons, Jim Cote and his wife Denise of Chicopee; Mark Cote and his fiancé Lisa Lomas of Chicopee; his daughter, Kim Cote and her significant Dave Hiller of Wilbraham and two brothers, Earl Cote and Harvey Cote both of Chicopee. He will be missed dearly by his 9 grandchildren, Sarah Cote Downs, Amy Langone, Wendy Provost, Sabrina Cassella, Chris Cote, Joe Cote, Matthew, Jill and Chad Beaudette as well his 12 adored great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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