1954 – 2018
Putnam – Gerard E. Cotnoir, 63, of Pomfret St., passed away in his home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to complications from A.L.S. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Smith) Cotnoir. Born in Putnam, he was the son of Gerard Cotnoir of Putnam and the late Leona (LaVigne) Cotnoir.
Mr. Cotnoir earned his B.A. in English from UConn. He went on to work as an I.T. Manager for MAPFRE Insurance Company. He was the Chairman of the District Authority, Chairman of the Putnam Water Commission, and was the Democratic Registrar of Voters. He enjoyed running, biking and photography.
In addition to his wife, Gerard is survived by his son, Joshua Roos and his wife Jennifer of Oxford, MA; his grandchildren, Zachary and Haley; his sister, Michelle and her husband Gary and their son Gerry of Concord, NH; his brother Marc and his wife Laura and their daughter Nicole of Woodstock; his brother, Ernest and his wife Madeline and their children Emma and Carly from Putnam.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Gerard’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will take place in Saint Mary Cemetery in the Spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Foundation, CT Chapter, 4 Oxford Rd., Milford, CT 06461 or online to www.alsact.org/ For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.