INDIAN TOWNSHIP – Loretta “Mama Kool” Mary LaCoote, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Calais Regional Hospital. Loretta was born Oct. 22, 1942, on Peter Dana Point, daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Dana) Sopiel. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, Loretta was predeceased by two daughters, Maria and Geneva LaCoote; several brothers and sisters. Surviving are five children, Larry LaCoote of Summersville, W.Va., Dominic LaCoote of Brewer, Dean LaCoote of Indian Township, Elizabeth LaCoote of Indian Island and Dusty LaCoote of Indian Township; a sister, Sylvia Sockabasin and her partner, Nancy Polches, of Indian Township; two brothers, Dyke Sopiel and Billy Sockabasin, both of Indian Township; 10 grandchildren, Clint Sabattis, Lance Sockabasin, Corey LaCoote, Dylan LaCoote, Shawnee LaCoote, Katie Smiley, Nancy LaCoote, Lacey Sockabasin, Maria Sockabasin and Eleanor Sockabasin; two great-grandchildren; two godchildren, Maria Nicholas and Vicky Boston, both of Indian Township; dear friends, Martha Sappier, Doris Chapman, Marjorie LaCoote and Eleanor Mitchell, all of Indian Township, and Edith Sappier of Perth Andover, New Brunswick; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call starting 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, until 10 a.m. Thursday at Elderly Meal Site, Indian Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at St. Ann Mission, Peter Dana Point, by Father Eugene Gaffey. Burial will be after at Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
LORETTA M. LACOOTE