Richard C. Cote

Richard C. Cote, 77, of Londonderry died May 30, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1937 in Biddeford, Maine, a son of the late Fernand and Rose Helen (Salvas) Cote.

He was raised and educated in Saco, Maine. He had been a resident of Londonderry for 43 years.

Mr. Cote was employed for 14 years with UPS in Manchester. He later retired in 2001 from Federal Express in Londonderry, where he worked for 25 years. After retirement, he served as a classroom safety instructor for AARP and drove for Enterprise Rental Car until October 2013.

He was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church in Londonderry and was a member of the Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge. He was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Monique (Goulet) Cote of Londonderry; two daughters, Karen L. Wheeler of Stratham and Kristie A. Decelles and her husband, Christopher, of Londonderry; four sisters, Dianne Eager of Coconut Creek, Fla., Vivian Newton of Bangor, Maine, Claire McTiernan of Portland, Maine, and Celeste Chabot of Biddeford, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Claudette Villandry.

There are no calling hours. Following cremation, a Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, corner of South and Mammoth roads, Londonderry. Private burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford, Maine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

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