Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 7:36 p.m.

CARIBOU – Dolores C. Cote, 73, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went to be with her Lord Aug. 29, 2011, in Caribou, after a long illness. She was born April 10, 1938, in Houlton, daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Raymond) Bossie.

Dolores graduated salutatorian of her class from Caribou High School. After graduation she became a telephone operator in Presque Isle. Throughout her life she was also employed at J.J. Newberry, Andersons Store and Converse, as well as Loring Air Force Base. On Aug. 17, 1957, Dolores married Dale L. Cote, her loving husband of 54 years. She was a loving and devoted mother to their children and enjoyed family gathering and her grandbabies. She loved to read, going to yard sales, camping, trips to Bangor with Dale, and gardening her beautiful flowers and vegetables. She was a wonderful cook. Throughout the years she also loved and cared for many "Kit Cotes" of the family. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.

Mrs. Cote was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Danny Bossie; and a sister, Barbara Morin. She is survived by her husband, Dale of Caribou; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Les Hardgrove of Portland, Ore., and Marie and Jaime Agudelo of San Antonio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Tamara Cote of Stockholm and Rod and Robin Cote of Wales; her grandchildren, Chad, Matt, Katie, Sarah, Ryan, Lindsey, Courtney, Rochelle and Reid; one brother, Jim Bossie and his wife, Debbie, of Colchester, Conn.; one sister, Julie Cook and her husband, John, of Caribou; many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. The family extends a special thanks to the many wonderful doctors, nurses, staff and friends at Caribou Nursing Home and Cary Medical Center for their loving care, compassion and kindness.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St. Luce Cemetery, Frenchville.

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