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James P. Cote

CHICOPEE – James P. Cote, 65, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He passed into Eternal Life at his home surrounded by all the memories he loved and cherished. He was born in Holyoke on July 18, 1952, a beloved son of the late Paul R. and Cecile E. (Lafleur) Cote. He was raised in Fairview, graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and was a lifelong resident of Fairview. He spent a number of years employed in the warehouse for United Liquors in Chicopee. Jim was a lifelong musician and enjoyed drumming for numerous bands including Bend it Blue. He leaves his former wife, Joyce M. (Chagnon) Cote of Southbridge; his four loving children, Jeremy J. Cote and his wife, Shannon, of Sturbridge, Jessica M. Steiger and her husband, Martin, Justin P. Cote and his partner, Aleah Abert, and Jillian M. Laliberte and her husband, Jason, all of Chicopee; his seven cherished grandchildren, Gracie Cote, Ahlysea Ducharme, Trinity Ducharme, Calvin Cote, Tyler Laliberte, Alexis Laliberte and Jaylynn Laliberte; his two dear brothers, David A. Cote and his wife, Sharon, of Carver and Robert J. Cote and his wife, Debbie, of Belchertown; his dear sister, Jean M. Wagner and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hudson; and his many dear nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous friends. His funeral will held on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017 beginning at the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020, (funeral home will open at 8:30 a.m.), followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Anne Church, 30 College Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. His Burial will follow the Mass at Sainte Rose Cemetery, 49 Olsen Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The parking lot is located at the rear of the funeral home. His family has requested that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Children’s Miracle Network at Baystate Medical Center, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199. For more details, please visit:
St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA USA 01020