Putnam – Bella M. Cotnoir, 90, of Van Den Noort St., died Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, at Day Kimball Hospital. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Clara (Laflamme) Cotnoir.
After earning her Masters Degree in Education from Annhurst College and the University of Connecticut, Ms. Cotnoir worked as a Business Teacher at Putnam High School, Griswold High School, and Tourtellotte Memorial High School for over 30 years.
Ms. Cotnoir was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam and was a member of the National Educators Association, the Connecticut Educators Association, and the Retired Business Teachers Association.
Bella is survived by her son Paul Cotnoir and his wife Mary of Putnam; brother, Gerard Cotnoir of Putnam; and grandsons, Joseph and Daniel Cotnoir. She is predeceased by her brother, Leo Cotnoir, sister, Marguerite R. Cotnoir, sister in law, Leona Cotnoir and granddaughter Jessica Cotnoir.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bella’s family from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday May 7, 2015, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations in Bella’s name may be made to the St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church Ministry, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.