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Daniel S. Cote

July 8, 1978 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 42)


Southbridge (formerly from Oakham) - Daniel S. Cote, 42, died Monday, May 10, 2021 at his home after a courageous battle with ALS.

Dan is survived by his wife, who was the love of his life for the past 18 years, Christine M. (Ducharme) Cote.  He is also survived by his sons, Joshua Michael Cote of Southington, CT, and Senior Airman Randal Wyatt Cote, USAF, of Colorado Springs, CO; two stepsons, Jesse John Fanion of Leicester, MA, and Cody Michael Fanion of Sterling, MA; his parents, Leo H. and Margaret "Peg" A. (Lynch) Cote, Jr., of Charlton, MA; his brother, John Michael Cote and his wife Karen of Dudley, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

Dan graduated from Bay Path High School in 1996.  Dan was an accomplished Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter and held licenses in MA & RI.  He worked for Cintas Fire Protection for 13 years and was most recently employed by Johnson Controls Fire Protection.  Dan loved his trade.  He enjoyed teaching the apprentices and was the “go to” person for any code questions.

Dan’s happy place was in the woods.  He had a passion for deer hunting and would get “buck fever” as fall approached every year as he looked forward to hunting with his friends in Maine.  Dan also spent “many” weekends in the woods on his tractor; felling trees, cutting and splitting his own fire wood, always ending the day with a whiskey and ginger.  Dan enjoyed cooking on the smoker and grill and having family and friends over for barbecues. He enjoyed classic country music, watching the Red Sox and he lived life to the fullest. He will forever be in our hearts.

We are so very grateful for Ron Hoffman of Compassionate Care ALS, Linda Medeiros, Palliative Care Nurse from Commonwealth Care Alliance and Paulette Hallihan, Hospice Nurse from VNA Care for helping us navigate through an extremely difficult time with love and compassion. 

If you would like to make a contribution in Dan’s memory, please donate to Compassionate Care ALS , PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA  02574 or online at

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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