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Bette Raye Cote
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“Dear Family of Bette, we have such fond memories of both your mom and dad from naval hospital Long Beach . They even were at our wedding. I was so...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Laure Thacker - Covington, GA

“Mom, I cant believe a year has already passed since I saw your face. I am glad you are with Dad and no longer struggling,coughing and in pain. I miss...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: cheri - West Greenwich, RI

“So sorry to hear that Bette passed away. She put up a very good fight for many years. You were an inspiration to so many. It was an honor to have...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Cathy Calabrese - Tiverton, RI

“Dear Cherri, Chris, Susan, Grandchildren and friends, Words can not explain how I feel. Your Mom was a very special person and a wonderful lady....Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Dolores Woolhouse - Newport, RI

“Dear Family, We met Bette at Dr. Derolf's office. My husband did some carpentry projects for her several years ago. She was always so grateful...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Penny and Barry Fitch - Newport, RI

“Chris,Cheri, and to both of your families, we want to offer our heartfelt sympathy at this time of sadness when the pain of loss is so intense. Take...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Bob and Barb Hiebner - FL

“Cheri, Chris, and the rest of the Cote Clan: My deepest condolences. I wish you all the peace, strength, and warmth that the memories you have can...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Dale Saran - Wakefield, RI

“Dear Family, We go back many years and in more recent years at Kennedy School. I want to express my sincere sympathy to you all. Bette was a great...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Rosemary Davidson - Portsmouth, RI

“Dear Chris, Cheri and family. We shared the happiest of Navy days in Long Beach when your dad was CO of the Naval hospital. Your mom and I worked...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Joyce and George Fink - CA

“Mary, Chris, Cheri and your families As family, we all share your loss. Bette and I had many good times growing up together in East Aurora. ...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Thomas Jennings - Plano, TX

“Dear Cote Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Bette was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed. ...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Teresa Haas - Middletown, RI

“Bette, we remember fondly your last visit to our home at the birth of our daughter, Teresa. What a wonderful memory. May you rest in peace and light...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Susan and Toshi Y oshihara - RI

“Dear Cote family, my sincere condolences goes out to all of you. Bette was such a strong woman. I will miss seeing her smile as she walked by my...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Rosetta Izzi - Portsmouth, RI

“You will truly be missed not only by family and friends but also coworkers and patients. We had many laughs and just as many hugs along the way. ...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Kristen Stratford - Bristol, RI

“Dear Chris: My condolences on the loss of your mother. I'm sorry to hear this has happened. Your family holds a special place in my heart as I think...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Elaine (Silvia) Maholchic - NY

“Dear Chris, Cheri, and all the Cote Family... Bette and I have been close friends for 10 years....we worked together side by side, we laughed, we...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Michael& Carolyn Lalli - RI

“Chris, Susan, Cheri, Jessica, Matt, Alicia, Ben and Julia, Bette loved you all so much, all of you were her life.She was a great Mom and a great Mema...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Ed & Elaine Roach - Sutton, MA

“To the family of Bette Cote, My mother Kathleen O'Connell was an "old friend" of Bette. Both worked at Hammersmith Farm, and had lots of laughs, with...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Carol Ann O'Connell /Kathleen O'Connell - RI

“Dear Cote family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the great privilege of caring for your mom over the past few weeks. I will always remember...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Crystal Small - Middletown, RI

“Chris,Susan, Cheri, Matthew, Alicia, Jess, Ben and Julia- This is such a difficult time for all of us. Your mom/Mema was so strong and now we must...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Sandford - Carlsbad, NM

“to Bette's family and friends... I'm so sorry for your loss - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace. Pam ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Pamela Bertel - Middletown, RI

“Dear Cote Family, I would like you to know how much I appreciated Betty and her work for Family Physicians. I was a patient there for many years,...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Judith Branch - Newport, RI

“Dear Cheri, Chris and Family, My thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time. I was lucky enough to have worked with Bette the past 7...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Stephanie Fagan - Middletown, RI

“Cheri and Chris, my deepest sympathy for you and your extended family. Your mom was a very sweet lady and will be missed. may you be comforted...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: BARBARA KEMPER - PORTSMOUTH, RI


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<img style="margin-bottom: 3px;" id="imgSendFlowersBanner" name="imgSendFlowersBanner" src="http://storage.funeralone.net/store/img/SendFlowersGiftsv4.png" border="0"> Middletown, RI - Bette Raye Cote, 73, of 10 Osage Drive, Middletown, RI, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer . She was the wife of the late Capt. Clarence William Cote USN, Ret. Born in Buffalo, NY on December 16, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Irene (Beebe) Hubbs. Mrs. Cote graduated from American University with an Associates Degree in Medical Technology and was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She worked for Family Physicians of Newport for over 15 years. She was a member of the Ladies Eleven book club and the Mosaic club. She is survived by her children, Christopher W. Cote and his wife Susan of Stafford, VA and Charon McCra of West Greenwich, RI, her grandchildren, Matthew Cote and Alicia Cote of Stafford, VA, Jessica N. Orts of Old Lyme, CT, Benjamin J. Orts of Spring Branch, TX and her great granddaughter Julia Sanger Orts and her sister Mary Ann Sandford and her husband Paul of Carlsbad, NM. Bette also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012, at 11:00am in Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Square, Newport. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to William Cote Scholarship Fund, Newport Community School, 740 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 or to the charity of your choice.

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