RUMFORD — Leonard “Freddie” Cote, 87, of Rumford, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, at Rumford Hospital, from injuries received in a recent fall.

He was born in Mexico on May 28, 1930, a son of Hyacinthe and Delia (Therriault) Cote. Leonard was educated in Rumford and Mexico schools and was a graduate of Stephens High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 24.

Leonard was employed at Oxford Paper Co. for 39 and a half years and was a member of the 25-Year Club. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.

Leonard was a skilled woodworker, having built his own home and garages and additions for several local families.

He loved watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Leonard was a die-hard Chevrolet enthusiast.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, who loved going to all of his grandson’s sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Jean “Midge” (Richard) Cote, of Rumford; his children, Kenneth Cote and companion, Lisa, of Poland, Richard Cote and wife, Wanda, of Rumford, and John Cote of Mexico; a brother, Gerald “Jerry” Cote, of Rumford Point; grandson, Dickie Cote, and wife, Kimberly, of Salem, N.H.; and two great-grandchildren, Callie and Cameron Cote.

He was predeceased by his parents; three sisters, Gloria Nadeau, Lorraine Soule and Merise Cornish; and six brothers, Norman, Wilbur, Raymond, Robert, Charlie and Ernest.

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