BRADLEY – Theresa Valentine (Gallant) Cote, 84, died peacefully July 30, 2013, at a Brewer health care facility with family by her side. She was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Bradley, daughter of Andrew and Adelaide (Moreau) Gallant.
Theresa graduated from John Bapst High School in 1946 and went to work at First National, Old Town, where she met the love of her life, Dennis Noel Cote. They were married and lived on French Island, later building a new home in Bradley where they resided for many years. They enjoyed many wonderful summers at camp “Tre-Den” on Chemo Pond which they shared with family and friends. Theresa was a communicant of St. Ann’s Parish, she was active in the church, teaching catechism, directing the children’s choir and cleaning the church. In her early years she loved to sing, she had a great voice and could add harmony to any song. Later, Theresa and Dennis owned and operated Spencer’s Market, Bradley.
She is survived by two sisters, Vivian Henderson of Brewer and Valerie Buchanan of Bradley; and sisters-in-law, Loretta Levesque, Leona Ouellette, Mona Gallant, and Joanne Gallant. Although Theresa and Dennis did not have any children, they are survived by many nieces and nephews who they treated as their own, in particular a very special niece, Mary Buchanan Richardson, who was instrumental in Theresa’s care and well being. She was predeceased by her husband, Dennis in 2000; three brothers, Andrew, Leon and Paul Gallant; and sister, Lucy Tremblay. The family would like to extend a heartfelt than you to Jessica and Mary, and the special staff at the Woodlands for her care the last five years.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, at Parish of The Resurrection, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bradley. Interment will be afterward at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. Memorial contributions may be made to Parish of The Resurrection, 429 Main St., OId Town, ME 04468. Notes of condolence may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.