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Dale L. Cote

August 10, 1936 — January 16, 2022

CARIBOU – Dale Louis Cote, beloved husband of the late Dolores (Bossie) Cote, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, was called home to be with our Lord on January 16, 2022, at the age of 85, at his Caribou residence. He was born in Caribou on August 10, 1936, the son of Leo and Elizabeth (Ayotte) Cote.

As a boy, Dale drove tractors and trucks on his parents’ potato farm, while attending Woodland schools, and then graduating from Caribou High School.  Because farming was in his blood, it’s no wonder that he was an active member of the Future Farmers of America, serving as one of its vice presidents. 

Throughout his lifetime, Dale was known for his strong work ethic and craftsmanship.  He was employed by Powers Sheet Metal, American Kitchen, and Birds Eye, where he became a skilled and talented sheet metal fabricator.  Dale closed out his career as a federal civil servant with the 42nd Civil Engineering Squadron at Loring Air Force Base, where he was well liked and respected by his peers for his selfless dedication and commitment to excellence. Highly regarded for his extensive heating systems knowledge, experience, and workmanship, Dale installed and maintained Loring’s boilers and ancillary equipment, while leaving a lasting legacy, by mentoring and teaching many young airmen in his craft.

On August 17, 1957, Dale married his beloved wife, Dolores. After having been blessed with 54 years of a loving marriage, Dolores was called home to be with our Lord in 2011. Dale loved his family, and was completely devoted to his wife and their four children, as well as their nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was extremely proud of all of them, and thought of Dolores as the "smartest cookie” ever!

Dale and Dolores had an amazing vegetable garden, which always seemed to keep the family busy. He loved camping with the family, trips to Bangor with Dolores, fishing with his boys, and snow sledding. Dale also enjoyed attending hunters’ breakfasts with two special nephews, Jimmy and Jerry Butler.

In addition to his wife and parents, Dale was preceded in death by his twin sister, Gale Cyr; a sister, Lacy Butler; and a brother, Stanley Cote.

Dale is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Donna and Les Hardgrove of Portland, Oregon; and Marie and Jaime Agudelo of San Antonio, Texas; as well as two sons and their wives, Jeff and Tamara Cote of Stockholm; and Rod and Robin Cote of Wales; grandchildren, Chad, Matt, Katie, Sarah, Ryan, Lindsey, Courtney, Rochelle, and Reid; great grandchildren, Elsie, Anastasia, Caleb, Hannah Jean and Brody; a special sister-in-law, Julie Cook, and her husband, John, of Caribou, who always checked in on him with the occasional treat; a sister-in-law, Debbie Bossie of Colchester, Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Dale was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held June 3, 2022 at 10AM at the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Luce Cemetery, Frenchville. 

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