Louise Marie (Gantnier) Cote
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East Millinocket - Louise Marie (Gantnier) Cote, 93, passed away on January 23, 2020, at home, surrounded by family. She was born June 30, 1926, in Crystal, Maine, to Jerome and Lillian (Dubay) Gantnier. Louise was raised on her family farm in Benedicta, alongside her sister, Jane and two brothers, John and Louis.
Louise met her future husband, Felix Cote, at a dance hall in Sherman, and they married on August 6, 1951. They raised their 13 children in the home that Felix built on Eastern Avenue in East Millinocket. Felix passed in 1975, leaving Louise to continue raising eight children on her own.
After working as a lab technician as a young woman, Louise worked for many years at the Guest House in Millinocket. She received great comfort from her devout Catholic faith, attending church regularly throughout her life. Louise was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella for over 50 years, holding numerous posts.
Louise is survived by her children, Suzanne "Sue" Kendall, Myra, John, Joseph, Joel, Jeffrey and wife, "Tania," Jacob and wife, Angela, Jayson, and Sherri McLaughlin and husband, George Jr. "Buddy." She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Louise was predeceased by her parents, husband, siblings, and children, Jerome "Jerry," Justin, Marietta, and James "Jamie."
Louise loved spending time with her family at home and the Cote family camp at South Twin Lake. She was a member of the ladies pitch club and active participant in countless community events for many years.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family would like to thank CHCS home health and hospice services and her dedicated team of caregivers, who provided the loving care which allowed Louise to live her finals days at home.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, January 28th at St. Peter's Chatholic Church, East Millinocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11 am. Spring interment will be at the East Millinocket cemetery. To leave condolences and to share memories, please visit bowersfuneral.com.
Published on January 25, 2020

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Woody McCafferty
Feb 29, 2020
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Louise Marie (Gantnier) Cote.  Plant a tree
Woody McCafferty
Feb 29, 2020
Louise will always remain in my thoughts. She was very special to me.
Gaile Nicholson
Feb 03, 2020
Louise was such a very special lady. I came to know Louise when she was part of the Great Northern Paper Guest House team. She was the kindest, purest soul with a very strong and loving heart. She kept the Guest House in full supply with her famous ripe, red raspberries every year. Those berries would turn into delicious pies enjoyed by people all around the world who visited the Guest House in those days. She has loved greatly and suffered tremendous losses during her lifetime graciously. Louise, rest in eternal peace after a life well lived. Your memory will live on in all those lives you touched. Sincerest sympathies to your family. Gaile
Kaitlyn L. Cote
Feb 01, 2020
Louise is my grandmother and I love her dearly, I will never forget all of the beautiful memories I have shared with her. Although she has passed her memories will live with me forever and the love her and I shared will always be with us both. She is one of the strongest women I know and I love her so much and she will never be forgotten because she will always be in my heart and my mind.
michele consula
Jan 30, 2020
Jayson, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. I know how much she meant to you. May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories.
Becky Page
Jan 27, 2020
We'll miss Aunt Louise. We always took time to visit her as she was most welcoming to all and always cheerful and smiling.
Yvonne Rice
Jan 27, 2020
Louise, was a very special person and she will be miss, I so glad that I was able to visit her the last time I was in Maine, Love Yvonne Rice
Family and crew Loman Construction
Jan 27, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Louise Marie (Gantnier) Cote by Family and crew Loman Construction.  Send flowers
With love, Kelly
Jan 27, 2020
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Louise Marie (Gantnier) Cote by With love, Kelly.  Send flowers
john michaud
Jan 27, 2020
sorry to hear this. she was a wonderful woman and neighbor .prayers for family.
Angela Cote
Jan 26, 2020
I am so grateful to have had her in my life. She welcomed me with open arms when I knocked on her door at the age of 18 and we spent all these years ever since writing and sending photos. I made sure to visit whenever I could and wish it had been more often. I already miss her so much. I cherish the memories and I am forever grateful for the role she played in my life.