GRAND ISLE - Claire L. Cote, 60, passed away December 17, 2014, at a Fort Kent health care facility, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Madawaska on July 28, 1954, daughter of the late Alfred and Noella (Dufour) Nadeau.
Claire was a natural caretaker and took care of her mother until she passed. Claire lived for her family and enjoyed spending time with them and her many friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, James Cote of Grand Isle; two daughters, Stephanie Cote and her companion, Jillian, and their son, Dillon, of Buffalo, NY, and Heather Bishop and her husband, Jeff, of Hampden; five sisters, Lucy Diaz of MA, Anges Wagner of NM, Claudette Lloyd of CT, Doris Lizotte of CT and Freda Farley of Washburn; two brothers, Rosaire Nadeau of CT and Andre Nadeau of MS; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six siblings, Juliette Lloyd, O'Neil Nadeau, Philip Nadeau, Real Nadeau and Betty Ann Nadeau.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at St. Gerard Church in Grand Isle. Family and friends may call at Lajoie Funeral Home from 6-8 pm on Friday and from 8:30 am until 9:30 am on Saturday before the service. For online condolences please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.