Howard R. Cote Sr.

June 4, 2021


Howard R. Cote, Sr., 86, passed away on June 4, 2021 after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Carol A. (Mendes) Cote, with whom he shared over 40 years of marriage.

Howard was born in Fall River and was the son of the late Arthur and Elsie (Boisse) Cote.

Mr. Cote was employed locally as store manager for various supermarkets including A&P, Fernandes, Valueland and was a part time closer for Stop & Shop until his retirement. He was also a communicant of Holy Name Church. Howard was a dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time in his yard. He cherished the time he spent traveling with his family, especially trips to to Las Vegas, San Diego and the annual family getaways at Sunrise Resort in CT. Mr. Cote will be fondly remembered by all those who knew him as a kind hearted and patient man who would do anything for his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Ericka Scott and her husband Alan of Somerset, William Stanton of Saco, Maine, Noel Stanton of Fall River, Claudine Stanton of FL, Dennis Cote of VA, Christian Stanton of MA, Blair Cote of Fall River and Derrick Cote and his wife Maureen of MD; thirteen grandchildren, seven, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Howard was preceded in death by his siblings and was the father of the late Howard R. Cote, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 from 5-7pm in the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River. 

His graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 10th at 11am in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River.

Donations in Mr. Cote’s memory may be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or at


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June 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Graveside Service
June 10, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Cemetery Fall River
2233 Robeson St.
Fall River, MA 02720


Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island NY 10306

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