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William "Bill" Peter Cote

February 26, 1953 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 68)

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William "Bill" Peter Cote, 68, of Newport, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 8, 2021 at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City. He died peacefully with his family at his side. 

His memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church in Morehead City. A reception will be held following the service. 

Bill was born February 26, 1953 in Gardner, Massachusetts. At 6 years of age he played the accordion and went on to play several instruments. He found his niche in tuning and repairing pianos. He played at many venues in the area including Snug Harbor for many years. Bill loved playing standards, blues, show tunes, and jazz. 

Bill loved the Lord and His Word, and he had a passion for learning scriptures and teaching Bible studies. He loved his church family at Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, and was their pianist for many years.

Surviving him is his loving wife of 37 years, Bette Bothun Cote of Newport; their precious daughter, Celeste and her fiance, Taylor Bradley of Wilmington; his aunts, Kathy Currier at Washington, NC, and Shirley Ryan of Yorktown, VA; and niece, Amy Young of Florida; sisters-in-law, Corrine (Roger) Tobolt, Eunice (Roger) Digre, Mavis (Ken) Bolin, and Janet Nelson of Minnesota, and Donna (Dan) Boren of Goldsboro, NC; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Cote; his sister, Martha Florence; brother, David Cote; nephew, Scott Frenette; and brother-in-law, Tom Nelson. 

The family extends appreciation to Dr. Alonzo Davis and his staff for their care over the years and the nurses who cared for Bill during the end of his life at Carteret Health Care.

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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.

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Celebration of Life
June 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church (Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC)

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