Dennis Malcolm Coté passed unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 11 in Waterford, Vt. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn and father of Claire, Simone, and Jesse. Dennis is survived by his mother, Gloria Adeline Coté (Urbano), of St. Albans, Vt.; two sisters, Carrie Dumont and Juliet and husband Billy O'Neil of Morrisville, Vt.; and two brothers, Thomas Coté of N.Y., and Ralph Coté of Barre, Vt. He also has 15 nieces and nephews: David and Jonah Dumont; Adam Franklin; Cassandra and Richard Stefanovic; Alanna, Olivia, and Liam O'Neil; and Corinne, Danielle, Rebecca, Dalton, and, Gabriel Coté. Dennis leaves behind several well-loved brothers- and sisters-in-law. He also leaves behind a significant friend of his mother, William Donovan. Dennis was predeceased by his father, Theodore Coté; his brother, Joshua Coté; and, two nephews, Eric and Robert Franklin.
Dennis was born February 20, 1952 in Portland, Maine, and spent most of his childhood years in the Northeast Kingdom of Vt. He graduated high school from BFA St. Albans in 1970 and went on to study the Philosophy of Religion at UVM, graduating in 1974. After graduating, Dennis worked for the State of Vermont in human services, before beginning his graduate work in Urban and Regional Planning at University of Calif. Berkeley. He then went on to get his Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the London School of Economics in 1984. Dennis worked as an urban planner for PG&E in San Francisco and The Regional Development Commission in Montevideo, Minn. and as Economic Development Director for Berlin, and BEDCO in northern New Hampshire. He had a passion for the development of small towns and assisting the economic process of startup businesses. Most recently, Dennis worked alongside his wife, Kathryn, with her clinical practice.
Following his professional career, Dennis devoted much of his time serving his family and friends. He was happiest working with his children and helping them achieve academic success. Dennis enjoyed taking an active role in their adventures around the world including visiting his daughter, Claire, in Istanbul; his daughter, Simone, in Shanghai; and, always looking forward to his next adventure with his son, Jesse. He spent numerous years following Jesse's hockey training and games with LAYHA and the Hilltoppers. Dennis' greatest joys came from spending time with his family and friends, cooking, and participating in light-hearted philosophical debates. He led a life rooted in faith and caring for others, as evidenced by the many international friends and students the family welcomed into their home over the years. Dennis was devoted to his beloved mother, brothers, and sisters. He admired their many interests, including art, music, cooking, photography, and athletics. Dennis will be remembered as a gentle, amiable and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Dennis was loved, respected and admired by all those who knew him. He will be greatly missed for his sense of humor, calm demeanor, and helpful advice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. John the Evangelist Church at 49 Winter Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. Donations will support Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury, Vt. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 16 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 13:55
Funeral Services for George "Pete" Lemire, 84, of Berlin were held on April 9, 2014 at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish, following prayers at the Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Andrew Nelson. The pall was placed by his wife Stella Lemire and their children Louise Fortier, Paul Lemire, Robert Lemire, Charles Lemire, Rachel Nadeau, Sylvia Rasmussen and Bernadette Hrdlicka and the crucifix was placed by Stella. The gifts were presented by Paul Lemire and Louise Fortier and the words of remembrance were by Paul Lemire. Interment was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Father Nelson read the committal prayers. The pall bearers were Dana Fortier, Phillip Lemire, John Lemire, Charles Lemire II and Aaron Rasmussen. Many relatives and friends attended the service.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 12:54
Susan Alice (Plante) Hancock passed away Thursday March 27, 2014 after a short illness.
Susan was born September 9, 1953 in Berlin and was a member of St Kieran's Parish. She was a 1972 graduate of Berlin High School. After graduation she was employed briefly at Granite State and the Mt. Washington Hotel and completed the secretarial science course at the Vo-Tech.
October 27, 1973 she married Donald Hancock (Deceased) of Milan and traveled the United States extensively during his service in the Air Force before settling in Orlando, Florida. Susan was employed by Lucent Technologies as a clean room technician and attended the nursing program at Valencia Community College where she maintained honors status.
After the passing of her husband she relocated to Stark. Susan was employed as a security specialist at the Wausau Mill in Groveton for a short time before accepting a position at Androscoggin Valley Hospital as an endoscope technician.
In June of 2013 Susan retired to Zephyrhills, Florida.
Adventurous and full of life, Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and touched everyone she met in a special way. She will be missed.
Susan is survived by her parents Donald and Laura Plante of Milan, her mother-in-law Olive Hancock of Milan, two sons Jonathan Hancock and Todd Hancock both of Orlando Florida, two brothers Dan and Rodney Plante of Milan, a sister Brenda Adam of Hollywood Florida, two grand-daughters Alexis Hancock and Haley Hancock, several nieces and nephews, grand nephews and grand nieces, and, companion Charles Earl of Zephyrhills, Florida.
A memorial mass will be conducted at The Good Sheppard Parish Wednesday April 23, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Susan's' name be made to the Organ Donor Awareness Foundation, www.organdonorhero.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:03
Laurent (Larry) G. Lepage, 62, passed away March 14, 2014 at his home in Jonesborough, Tenn. Larry was born and raised in Berlin. He moved to Massachusetts in his mid-twenties and after retirement to Tennessee.
An enthusiastic outdoorsman and sportsman, Larry was often seen streamside on the Androscoggin fly-casting to rising trout or beating a path through alders in search of woodcock and grouse accompanied by one of the many fine pointers he bred and/or trained. Larry freely shared his passion with those around him and transferred his knowledge and skills to anyone willing to learn. As a result, his memory lives on through them.
During his professional career Larry held sales and support roles at several high tech companies in the Boston area including IBM/ROLM, Centigram and PureSpeech. Larry retired in 2006 and since then has devoted himself to the care of his home and property in Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne Curley of Tennessee, his sister Carol Trottier of New Hampshire as well as many extended family members and friends in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Tennessee. He is predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Germaine Lepage.
A memorial service will be held in October 2014, Larry's favorite month. The specific details will be published in the local newspaper in September.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:17