Manchester, NH — Madeleine A. (Ducharme) Cote-Jones, 95, of Manchester, NH died January 25, 2013 at Birch Hill Terrace in Manchester after a period of declining health.
She was born in Manchester on June 27, 1917 to Conrad and Alida (Fradette) Ducharme. She was educated and raised her family in Amesbury, MA where she lived for many years before moving to Manchester in 1975.
Madeleine was married for 56 years to Hector Cote, who died in 1995. Together they owned and operated several businesses in Amesbury, most notably, Hector’s Donuts. After Hector’s death, she married her best friend, Robert Jones, with whom she shared ten happy years.
Madeleine was never known to raise her voice in anger. She loved spending time at their summer cottage on Pleasant Lake in Deerfield, NH. She was a cribbage champion and also enjoyed sewing, roller skating, square dancing and ballroom dancing.
The family includes three children, David Cote and his wife, Marlene, of Mesa, AZ, Daniel Cote and his wife, Janice, of Deerfield and Diane Coparanis and her husband, Dale, of Manhattan, KS; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Perez and all the staff of the Manor at Birch Hill, especially Nona, Julie and Megan, and the VNA Hospice team for their kind and compassionate care.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A coffee hour is Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a memorial service at noon at Shiloh Community Church, 55 Edmond St., Manchester, NH. A luncheon will follow immediately in the community room of the church. You can honor Madeleine by wearing beige. Private burial in Deerfield, NH will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Lake Association, P.O. Box 53, Deerfield, NH 03037.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com