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Curtis Cote, 57

Curtis Cote

FARMINGTON - "Top of the morning to you, and the rest of the day as well!" is what Curtis Cote of Farmington would say to his friends and family.

Curtis passed away on Aug. 8, 2019, at the age of 57, doing volunteer work that he loved most. Although sudden and unexpected, he died surrounded by many of his friends and family. He will be remembered for his joyful greetings, his love of life, and his work ethic, as well as his humor and shenanigans.

He was a devoted husband and father to his beloved wife Dolores and their children, Mollie, Devin, Leah and Eli. As an active member of one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bible truth brought him comfort and he truly enjoyed sharing those truths with others. Curtis was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a mountain man who felt at home and at peace deep in the mountains where he grew up in Stratton; occasionally he was successful and would brag about it for many years.

Curtis is survived by; his wife, Dolores; their children, Molly Mawhinney and husband Maxwell, Devin Tyler and wife Madelyn, Leah Morrow and husband Ray, Eli Tyler; four beloved grandchildren, Chloe, Avery, Drake and Skylar; sisters, Marie Savage and husband Mike, Charlene Cummins and husband Rod, Andrea Cote; brother Charles Cote; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Betty Johnson Cote, and his brother, Montford Tasker.

Curtis Cote effected countless lives in a positive way. His heart was larger than he was. The loss of Curtis will leave an enormous emptiness for many.

In lieu of flowers, Curtis would have wanted donations to be made to JW.ORG, a Bible Education Center.

Services for Curtis will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 5 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8 Cross Hill Road, in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. My deepest condolences . RIP Curtis.

    Dawn Durrell

  2. So sorry to learn Curtis has passed away. Haven ‘t seen him in many years..My condolences to his wife..children and grandchildren. Sheryl Currie Witherell

  3. Our hearts go out to Dode and all the family. How many times have we heard Curtis say his "top o' the morning" greeting. We will miss him. Can't wait to say "top o' the morning" to him in the new system.

  4. Rest in peace my childhood friend. I did not know you after we left school but I always held a piece of my heart for you.

  5. My condolences to the family of Curtis ......Quite a shock learning of his passing. I worked along side Curtis at Verso paper in Jay. Always a smile on his face and a positive light. He will be missed, but we will meet again my friend.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cote family in this most difficult time. Worked with Curtis for many years, he was a gentle soul.

  7. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Curtis, we had not seen him for a long time but the last time he told us how happy he was with his new family and seemed so happy and content, our condolences to all his family and friends, he was certainly loved by many people, and by his loving family who adored him

  8. Our prayers for Curtis's family! Sounds like he lived a full life, family and friends are all blessed to have had him in there lives! Just too young to leave us.

  9. My deepest condolences to Curtis’s family. What a wonderful spirit!

  10. My condolences go out to Curtis's family and friends I worked with Curtis for about 5 years he was a good soul, top of the morning's to you Curtis you will be missed.

  11. Deepest condolences Dolores and family. The Earth lost one of the nicest men I had the pleasure of knowing. May the love of all the friends, family and community help fill the void left in your hearts. My thoughts are with you in this troubling time.

  12. my thoughts + condolences go out to the family, he was a good man + friend

  13. Very sorry for your loss. Curtis was a true friend and a very good person. He will be missed.

  14. Such a hole in my heart today... My condolences to the family.

  15. David and I am so sorry too hear of your loss, we can't Express what a great spiritual brother Curtis was. But the good thing is we know we will see him in a beautiful new paradise. We send are love too your family

  16. My condolences to the Cote family and friends. I haven’t seen Curtis for many years but he was a dear friend in high school and will always be remembered.

  17. I am heart broken that I did not get to know Curtis better, but I will do better in the new system, Dode. We all can hardly wait, but we will! My sympathies and love.

  18. My condolences to all. We have lost a good friend and a great man