1932 – 2020
Thompson – Helen (Gawlik) Cotnoir, 87, of Thompson Rd., passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife to the late Arthur W. Cotnoir until his death in 1993. Born in Killingly, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Zurowski) Gawlik.
Mrs. Cotnoir was a bank teller for Hartford National, Shawmut and Fleet Bank for 25 years. She volunteered her time at Valley Springs. She enjoyed cookouts with family, crocheting and trips to Foxwoods and traveling and exploring new places with her late husband and her son Brian. She also enjoyed dancing to Polka music, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Helen is survived by her son, Brian Cotnoir of Thompson; her grandchildren, Michelle Teague, Christopher Cotnoir, Jamie Aubin, and Zachary Cotnoir; and her great-grandchildren, Justin, Austin, Dakota, Kaden, Isabelle, Emmalin, Ashel, Bodhi, and Lukas. She was predeceased by her sons, the late Joseph Cotnoir and Wilbur “Wayno” Contoir.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Helen’s family from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St. North Grosvenordale, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will then take place at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.