Norwich – Russell J. Cote, 86, of Crouch Ave., passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Backus Hospital. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (O’Neil) Cote.
Mr. Cote worked as a salesman for Macadams Associates for 25 years and resided in Connecticut for 37 years before moving to California. Russell enjoyed ball room dancing, deep sea fishing, gardening, fine food, and driving along the California Coast where he resided over the last 20 years. Russell was an admirer of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where he enjoyed times with his family and enjoyed deep sea fishing with “Sparks.” He was grateful for the support of Thomas Barrett.
Russell is survived by; his son, Russell Cote of Newburgh, IN; his daughter, Kathleen Laflamme and son-in-law Kurt of Plainfield, CT; and his four grandchildren Sarah, Connor, Olivia, and Spencer. He is predeceased by his sister, the late Nancy Cote.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman-Valade Funeral Homes. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.