Jeannine M. Cote

  • Born: May 26, 1940
  • Died: August 10, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeannine M. (Gilbert) Coté, 80, of Manchester, died suddenly on August 10, 2020, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by family.

She was born in Black Lake, PQ, Canada on May 26, 1940, the daughter of Hervé and Marie-Jeanne (Fluet) Gilbert. After her mother died at a young age, her father married her stepmother, Marie-Jeanne Bourque.

Devoted to her Catholic faith, she was a longtime active communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Parish. For many years she was a Eucharistic minister visiting shut-ins from the Parish, as well as bringing communion to patients at the Elliot Hospital. She enjoyed walking, yardwork, bowling, volunteering at the VNA, and being a volunteer usher at the Palace Theatre, but nothing made her light up more than her grandchildren and eventually, her great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond A. Coté.

Family members include her children: Christine (James) Dructor and David (Therese) Coté; grandchildren: Amanda Coleman (Matthew Lemear), Mitchell Dructor, and Delia Coté; and two great-granddaughters: Kinsley and Harper, with a great-grandson on the way. Siblings include Marielle Gilbert (Laurent Vachon), Huguette Gilbert (Julien Vachon), and the predeceased Carole Gilbert (Gilles Tanguay). Also of significance in her life was her sister-in-law, Denise Carignan; her aunt, Colombe Fluet; and eleven nieces and nephews

Due to the current circumstances and the health risks involved there are no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 am in St. Anthony Church, Manchester. Committal prayers will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association or New Horizons, NH

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Our heart goes out to your family at this time. Jeannine and Ray were great friends of our family for many years and Ray was a fellow photographer. Jeannine was so sweet to talk to and I always enjoyed running into her at the Palace and other local events over the years. David if you see this please look me up as I tried emailing a nice candid photo I took of your mother at the mausoleum with her hand up touching Ray's name. God Bless from Tom and Linda and Patricia Roy!

Posted by Thomas Roy - Auburn, NH - friend   September 26, 2020

Christine, David & Family, We were deeply saddened to hear about your mom's passing. She was such a wonderful person and an even better friend to our family. She will be missed greatly missed by all the people who loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Marc & Cindy Bilodeau

Posted by Marc Bilodeau - MANCHESTER, NH - friend   August 20, 2020

It is with sadness to here of Janine's passing. She truly was a spitfire and was very active in the comfort of many. She was a good friend of my moms Fabiola Duhamel and we were fortunate to have your mom helping during her final days. Heaven has gained another angel and she is now with her loving husband. Sincere sympathies to the family... May she rest in peace until we are all together again.

Posted by Carole Carlson - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 14, 2020

Sincères condoléances à Christine et David et leurs familles pour la perte d'une personne très chère pour vous et nous tous, malgré la distance qui nous sépares notre présence et nos pensées et nos prières puisse vous apporter du un peu de réconfort dans la période difficile à traverser. Votre mère était une personne irremplaçable et elle fût pour moi plus qu'une nièce, elle était ma confidente, et elle était toujours à l'écoute de mes besoins. Elle va nous manquer à nous tous. Tante Colombe Fluet Pare Yvan&Doris Lucie&Gaby.

Posted by Lucie Pare - Thetford Mines, QC, Canada - Family   August 13, 2020

To the Cote family: In loving memory of a wonderful, beautiful lady. I am honored to know the family that she and Raymond created, as you are very special to me. May your memories be your consolation at this difficult time. xo

Posted by Martha May Fink - Manchester, NH - friend   August 13, 2020


Posted by LARRY AND LYNN Lavigne - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 13, 2020

Sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Suzanne Orenstein - Acquaintance   August 13, 2020

Jeannine was my neighbor many years ago and a fellow parishioner at St. Anthony's. She was one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will always remember the wonderful time we had traveling in Italy. . . My sincere sympathy goes out to her children and family.
Charlene Mathews Theodosopoulos.

Posted by Charlene Theodosopoulos - Hooksett, NH - Acquaintance   August 13, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss..met your mom at the penny sale....wonderful person.

Posted by Diane Carignan Goulet - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   August 13, 2020

Chris and Dave, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Terry and Jerry Rheaume - Weare, NH - friend   August 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to David, Christine and family. Your parents were such kind and loving people who welcome us to this community and we have remained close for decades. Jeannine will be greatly missed as we frequently saw her at Mass on Sundays, but now she can be with Raymond and all other blessed people. We will miss her dearly. Norman and Arlene Roberge.

Posted by Norman Roberge - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Nous pensons à vous et on vous envoie de l'énergie . Sylvie et Alain Vachon

Posted by Sylvie Dubois - Family   August 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Christine, David and family. Madame Cote has done so much for our family in prayers, laughter and always a smile when visiting my mother in Florida and always welcoming us with open arms every time we met. She will be missed but now she is home with Ray by her side. God bless to all the family members

Posted by Guy Bilodeau - MANCHESTER, NH - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

On behalf of the staff and volunteers at Manchester VNA, we extend our most sincere condolences to Jeannine's family. Jeannine volunteered for us for almost 30 years and made a huge difference in the lives of the patients she touched. We feel truly blessed to have known her. Judy Gross, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, Manchester VNA

Posted by Judy Gross - Manchester, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

Ours condolence to the family

Posted by Suzanne Gregoire - Cleveland Québec - Family   August 12, 2020

To Family and her many friends.:

Myself, and all of the ladies Jeannine bowled with are deeply saddened at her passing. She was loved by us all, and could be found bowling every Tuesday morning in excess of 25+yrs . Sunshine, rain, and snow. Nothing kept us from that morning. The joy of close friends, brought together to share Tuesdays and ending in a long relationship.
She WILL be missed by all those she touched.....Jeannine was a caring, giving, happy and very thoughtful. Rest in Peace our friend!
We will miss you!!

Posted by Fran Salomone - Friend   August 12, 2020

We will all miss her so much in the Spiritual Care Department at the Elliot Hospital. She always had a happy face on and we will miss seeing her smiling face. She gave us all a boost with her energy. She was such a strong supporter of our Eucharistic Ministry program and shared many lovely stories of her visits with our patients. We all loved her and we will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends.

Posted by Kim, Judy and Barb - Manchester, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

Mrs.Cote was one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. She was my neighbor for almost 28 years and she always had a big smile and a story about her family. She was especially happy that they found a way to spend time together even during this pandemic. She had so much love and energy and she will be missed by so many. My most sincere sympathy to her extensive family.

Posted by Joanne Hopkins - Neighbor   August 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the family. She was just one amazing woman,to talk with, laugh with and pray with.
David your mother was indeed a Saint.
Our prayers remain with you and all the family,
Judy Fosher

Posted by Judith Fosher Fosher - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 12, 2020

I work with Chris, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace and my condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Melody Houston - Nashua, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

Wes and Dianna Foley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We only met her briefly but she was so energetic and happy person. I know she will be missed.

Posted by Dianna Foley - Havana, FL - Family   August 12, 2020


Posted by remi dodier - East Broughton - Significant Other   August 12, 2020

Jeannine visited both my parents when they were homebound and brought them the Eucharist. They looked forward to her visits and conversing in French. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Posted by Michelle Methot Demerjian - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   August 12, 2020

Nos sympathies a la famille de Jeannine, ainsi qu'a Huguette et Marielle. Mes prieres seront pour vous.

Lise et Germain Proulx, Québec,

Posted by Lise Proulx - Nicolet - Friend   August 12, 2020

David & Christine - I am so sorry for your lost - Jeannine was such a beautiful woman in and out - I worked in La Rencontre with both of your parents - it was an honor and pleasure - they were really united with love and joy and deep spirituality - there is no doubt inmy mind your father was at the divine door welcoming your mother - Blandine Labbe

Posted by Blandine Labbe - Friend   August 12, 2020

Jeannine was such a very special dedicated thoughtful lady. I had the privilege to get to know her through her volunteer work with the VNA. She was a beautiful soul, she will be truly missed by many. My condolences to Jeannine's family.

Posted by Susan Jutras - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 12, 2020

So very sorry for your loss Christine and David but I hope you can take some comfort knowing that she's in heaven with your dad.

Posted by Bobby Mailhot - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

David & Christine my heart goes out to you and your families. Your Mom was so proud of her family especially her new great grand babies. My memories of both your parents are so vivid to me and will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers are with you and your family and your aunt Denise. oxoxoxo

Posted by Arlene Nye - manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing David and Chris. I remember her being a very kind woman and I'm sure she will be missed.

Posted by Nanxy Lacroix Britton - Wakefield, NH - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

Chere tante Jeannine
You have been am amazing role model to me. My heart is so sad. I feel grateful this wonderful woman was in my life. Chris, Dave, Jim, Terry, Amanda, Mitch, and Delia - thinking of you all and sharing your sadness. Love you all xoxo

Posted by Nicole Carignan - Essex, VT - Family   August 11, 2020

My condolences go out to the Cote family. I'm truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by Dawn Desjardins - MANCHESTER, NH   August 11, 2020

So sad to hear the sudden passing of such a longtime friend. To the Cote and Gilbert families may the precious memories of Jeannine be a comfort to you now, and may it help to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.

Posted by Gisele Maurais - Lehigh Acres, FL   August 11, 2020

So very saddened to hear of Jeannine's sudden passing yesterday morning. I have such fond memories of Cote parties with her and Raymond. I especially remember traveling to Canada to be present at their wedding so many years ago. My heart aches for Chris and Dave and their families. Will be keeping all of you in prayer.

Posted by Diane and Max Lavoie - New Bern, NC - Family   August 11, 2020

Our sincere sympathies to Jeannine's family. She was a special person and will be greatly missed by many.

Posted by Pauline & Ray Houle - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 11, 2020

My condolences to her family, from her cousin Gervais Gilbert in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.

Posted by Gervais Gilbert - Canada - Family   August 11, 2020

Deepest sympathy

Posted by Marc & victoire Laurendeau - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 11, 2020

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