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Phyllis B. Cote

May 11, 1910 March 30, 2016
Phyllis B. Cote
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Obituary for Phyllis B. Cote

Phyllis B. Cote, a long-time resident of Lapeer passed away on March 30th at the age of 105 under the care of the fine staff at Devonshire Retirement Village. She was born in Fenton, Illinois on May 11, 1910, the daughter of Emmett and Agnes Thompson. Beloved wife of Dr. L. Paul Cote. Phyllis had an immense love for spending time in nature and she especially enjoyed bird watching. For many years she had volunteered her time at Seven Ponds Nature Center. Phyllis was a woman with deep Christian values and was a member of Hunter’s Creek Community Church in Lapeer for many years. She also had a fondness for classical music and traditional hymns but most of all it was spending time with her family that brought her the most joy. She was a caring woman who was deeply loved and will be missed by many.

Phyllis is survived by six children: Mary Smith, Phyllis (John) Engelman, Paul Cote, Sharon (David) Fleming, Daniel (Joanna) Cote, and Thomas (Dana) Cote; thirty-one grandchildren: Larry, Marylynn, Thomas, David, Stephen, Carol, Kathryn, Lynnmarie, Dan, Curt, Paul, Joy, Eric, Greg, Richard, Paul, John, Julia, Mary, David, Daniel, Amy, Mike, Steve, Daniel, Josh, Adam, Bridget, Martin, Forrest, and Molly; many great and great-great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband L. Paul Cote in February of 1977; granddaughter Joanna Smith; son-in-law Larry Smith; sisters Olga and Kathleen and brothers Emmett and Maxford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hunter’s Creek Community Church, Seven Ponds Nature Center or the Pregnancy Resource Center of Lapeer.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel on Friday, April 1st from 3-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter’s Creek Community Church with the family receiving visitors one hour prior to the service. Pastor James Lorch will be officiating. Interment at Mt. Loretto Cemetery in Lapeer.

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3:00 PM 4/1/2016 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/1/2016 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 4/2/2016 11:00:00 AM
Hunters Creek Community Church

2471 Metamora Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

The family will be receiving visitors one hour prior to the service.

Hunters Creek Community Church
2471 Metamora Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Loretto Cemetery Final Resting Place

1263 Turrill Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

1263 Turrill Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hunters Creek Community Church

Seven Ponds Nature Center

Pregnancy Resource Center of Lapeer


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