Richard Conrad Cote

SABATTUS – It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Conrad Cote announces his passing. Richard, 69, passed away on Sept. 18, 2021 with loved ones by his side at St. Mary’s in Lewiston, following a sudden illness.

Richard was born in Lewiston on Sept. 26, 1951, to Conrad and Anita Cote (Lebel). He grew up on Poland Road, in Auburn, with many extended family members in the area and attended Edward Little High School.

On May 11, 1971, he married Rita Brousseau and together they had two children, Sebrina Lea and Jonathan Paul.

Richard was an avid music lover and loved attending concerts of his favorite bands. He took his two children to see Pink Floyd at Foxboro Stadium when they were just 13 and 16 years old. He also enjoyed taking other family members to enjoy these concerts with him. He was a passionate animal lover; rescuing many animals over the years and was known to drive several miles to release a mouse he caught in his house.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Sebrina of Sabattus and her partner Dora Staples; son, Jonathan of Lisbon and his son Tyler Cornish; siblings Dottie Pelletier of Auburn, William Cote of Spring, Texas and his partner Branchard McClendon, Kathy Cote of Minot and her husband Ed; nieces Lisa Arsenault and Brea Pelletier, nephews Shane Pelletier and Michael Arsenault; as well as several great-nieces and nephews; cousins; and his most recent rescue, his dog Addie.

He will be remembered as a peaceful, kind, and generous soul who would help anyone he could; even if it meant spending hours out in the winter cold to help neighbors clear their driveways of snow.

Per his request, there will be no funeral services. A Celebration of Life will be held on what would have been his 70th birthday, Sept. 26, at his niece’s home.

Richard’s family is grateful for the loving care he received at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Donations in Richard’s memory can be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston. You may also think about making a blood or platelet donation at your local American Red Cross donation facility.

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