Richard Joseph Cote passed away unexpectedly on 6 May at his home in Manchester NH. Most people know him as “Ricky”. Born in Manchester on March 5th, 1963 to Francis and Margaret Cote, Ricky was the 4th of 5 siblings. Ricky graduated from Central High School in 1981. He worked for Hermsdorf Plastics, Sweethart Plastics, Stop and Shop and BJ’s Warehouse. Ricky spent a lot of his time volunteering with the VNA, Red Cross and helped on many local Political campaigns.
Ricky would often take rides to York, and Hampton Beaches enjoying the weather and sitting and watching the sights. He loved going to Canobie Lake, Disney World and enjoyed his childhood vacations at the NH Lakes and beaches with his family. Ricky had a special knack for choosing greeting cards. The sentiments, sights and sounds were always cherished by all who opened them. He regularly had breakfast/lunch or dinner at the Red Arrow and the Red Barn. He loved being out in the neighborhood and was always up for conversation. He was quick to pass along any information that he picked up and was fondly referred to as the Mayor of Kenburma hill. Ricky had a special fondness for dogs, especially Penny, whom he missed dearly.
Rick attended St. Francis of Assisi, St Pius, and was last at One Church with his good friend Mike and family. Ricky was predeceased by his father Francis and his mother Margaret. His siblings include Patricia and husband Dennis Flynn of Merrimack, Cheryl and husband Alan Vigneau of Manchester, Thomas Cote and wife Lynn of Hooksett, Phillip Cote and wife Elise of Goffstown.
Ricky had many nieces and nephews whom he loved.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Sunday from 5 to 7 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester, NH 03104. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Transplant Foundation @ Americantransplantfoundation.org.