Ernest L. Cote, 87, formerly of Fall River and Tiverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II and skilled cabinetmaker, he was employed by the Mellon Family at Oyster Harbors, Osterville, for many years.
The former husband of Rita (Coppinger) Cote, he leaves three daughters, Sheila Stringer and her husband Robert, and Kathleen Turner, all of Tiverton, and Dawn Brown and her husband George of North Easton, Mass.; grandchildren, Christian LeBlanc (wife Allison) of Westport, Sarah Federico (husband Marc) of Little Compton, Justin Turner of Leesburg, Va., Jared Campbell of Marina del Ray, Calif., and Caitlin Bratton (husband Christopher) of Dededo, Guam; five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Henri and Adeline (Trottier) Cote, and 12 siblings.
His funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 Souh Main St., Fall River. Ernest being a lover of animals, especially dogs, it is requested that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River MA 02721. Online guest book at AuclairFuneralHome.com.