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Thomas Edward Cote

September 7, 1937 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 82)

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DANVERS – Thomas Edward Cote, 82, of Danvers, beloved husband of Doris Marie (Groleau) Cote, died peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Albert and Agnes (McGrath) Cote. He was raised and educated in Lawrence and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1954. He continued his education at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering as a member of the class of 1958.

Tom was an employee of the former New England Electric Systems for 40 years, beginning as an engineer and working his way up through management until his retirement in 2000.  In retirement his activities included teaching GED classes as a volunteer at North Shore Community College. He was a 42-year resident of the Town of Danvers and was a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Danvers for many years.

Tom was devoted to his family.  He will be deeply missed.  He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris Marie (Groleau) Cote of Danvers, his daughters, Pamela Williamson and her husband David of Troy, Michigan, Denise Ellis and her husband Brian of Fairhaven, Lisa T. Cote-Barthelmess and her husband Richard of Danvers, Linda Reilly and her husband Michael of Arlington, Virginia, Sharlene Howard and her husband Michael of Shrewsbury and Tracy Culcasi and her husband Phil of Downers Grove, Illinois, his son, Thomas E. Cote Jr and his wife Jo-Ann of Marlborough, his 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was the brother of the late Albert Cote Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services for Thomas Cote will be private.  Relatives and friends will be invited to his funeral Mass at a later date. The family thanks the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Danvers, for assisting with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s name to the charity of one’s choice. Memories of Tom and condolences can be shared at

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