Sheila Lorraine Cote 'Cota'

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Eddington - Sheila Cote, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 with her loving family by her side at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor, after a long illness. Born April 7, 1943 and raised in Eddington the daughter of Chester and Edith (Roberts) Rand. She married Allen Cote "Cota" and became a military wife and the mother of four daughters.
Sheila was an accomplished seamstress making all of her daughter's dresses for school and how proud she was to send them off each day. She often received praise from her daughter's teachers about their meticulous appearance. She opened her own gift shop, Bear Country Gifts in Eddington, in which she personally handcrafted quilts, dolls, wood working items, stained glass and much more. She was extremely talented in her workmanship. Sheila's creativity extended into her passion for decorating, cooking and entertaining family and friends for holidays and special occasions.
Sheila along with her husband after retiring, spent the last 22 years wintering in Ormand Beach and then Plant City, FL.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Allen; four daughters Sherry and her fiancé Todd Michaud of Lucerne, Deborah and her husband Ted Jellison of Brewer, Corrine of Bangor, Leisa of Eddington; four grandchildren Bradford Moleon, Kristin Lounsberry, Sarah Jellison, and Lindsey Jellison; three great grandchildren Kadence, Cohen and Cameron; son in law Jeff Ashey and his daughter Chausey; one brother Clint Rand and his wife Sue of Puget Sound, WA/; a brother-in-law Robert Cota and his wife Peggy of Bangor; a sister-in-law Donna Cota Walker of South Portland; several nieces and nephews; special friends Bob and Donna Lagassee of Newport and her devoted canine companion Little Bit.
She was predeceased by her brother Chet Rand and beloved grandson Joshua McKay.
Special thank you and appreciation to the Maine Veterans Home for the love and care that was given to our mother.
Services and interment will be announced in the spring.
Gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51US 1 # M, Scarborough, ME#. 04074.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on March 7, 2019
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14 posts

Linda Hake
Mar 12, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a special lady. I’m so glad I was able to spend time with you all at the Vet’s Home.
Kate (Woznik) Walsh
Mar 12, 2019
Dear Allen, Sherry, Debbie, Corrine & Leisa,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember fondly all the gatherings of our two families and the fun we all shared. She was an amazing woman, and I will miss running into her around town and catching up on the Eddington news. Kate
Darlene Gordon
Mar 11, 2019
So sorry about the passing of Sheila. She was a lovely and gracious neighbor in the Lakes of Countrywood. Rest in His Peace. May all you loved ones be comforted by
His touch.
Randy and Pam McKay
Mar 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Deedy Frederick
Mar 09, 2019
Sending love, hugs and prayers to your family and you Leisa.
Susan and Clark Wormell
Mar 08, 2019
Dear family...my deepest sympathy for your loss of your mom. My heart breaks knowing how hard it is to lose a Loved one. I hope you find peace in knowing she no longer has sickness or pain. God bless and love to all.
Bobbi McLain
Mar 08, 2019
I always loved shopping at sheila's store and enjoyed her creations. She was a wonderful lady and Im so sorry for your loss.
Patty Martin
Mar 08, 2019
Love you all! Sheila was a second mom to me for many years. She will be missed.
Rose Mary Landry
Mar 08, 2019
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers SO sorry for the loss of your precious Mom. shes not gone she's just away you will be reunited with her again someday
Krista Richards I will
Mar 08, 2019
Will miss sitting on the porch with this wonderful lady, Many wonderful hours spent there. You will be missed.
Carol Reynolds
Mar 08, 2019
Sherry, Leisa Peggy, and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers...
Donna&Bob; Lagasse
Mar 08, 2019
My special childhood friend .More like a sister. Loved her.
Raymond Cota
Mar 07, 2019
My condolences to Allen and his family.
Patty Beale Palmer
Mar 07, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Shelia when Sherry introduced me to Bear Country. I think of that fun day every time I look at the stained glass lamp I bought that day. Love and Blessings.