Richard M. Cote

  • Born: May 21, 1956
  • Died: March 8, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Coolidge Ave.

250 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard M. CoteManchester, NH - Richard Maurice Cote, 64, of Manchester passed away unexpectedly the morning of Monday, March 8, 2021.

Richard was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada May 21, 1956 to Leopold and Marguerite (Rousseau) Cote. He was educated locally and married Rolande LeBlanc in 1991. Richard enjoyed a long and successful career as an expert drywaller. He was widely known for his quality work in the trade and his services were highly sought after throughout the area.

Richard deeply enjoyed spending his spare time outdoors, whether it be fishing, four-wheeling, kayaking, snowmobiling, or anything of the like. He and his wife made countless trips to Pittsburg to breathe the northern air and take in the beauty of the North Country. Richard was an adoring husband, a generous friend, and a kind soul. He would do anything for anyone, and he will be remembered for his hearty laugh and ability to make people smile.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of nearly 30 years, Rolande S. Cote; his brother, Rene Cote and wife, Diane of Pinardville; and nieces, nephews, and other extended family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Suzor and Daniel Cote, and his mother- and father-in-law, Theresa and Laurent Leblanc.

Family and friends are invited to gather Friday, March 12th 5:00-6:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Avenue, Manchester. A Memorial Service will begin at 6:00 in the funeral home chapel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral home is limited to 50% capacity and guests are respectfully requested to wear face coverings. In lieu of flowers, please consider a supportive contribution to to help ease the burden of unexpected loss. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by real bouchard - Friend   March 16, 2021

Oh dearest Rollie...big hugs...I'm so so sorry...Jim and I send our deepest sympathies and prayers...xoxo luv ya...please let me know if you need anything...

Posted by Rhea Mecca - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of Moose’s passing!! I knew him from the Workmen’s Club and he always talked to me about snowmobiling and Pittsburg because my son has a place up there and he loved going up north!! He was a wonderful person! He did some work for me as well!! He was definitely the best I have ever seen in his profession! He will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family! RIP my friend!!

Posted by Cheryl - Friend   March 11, 2021

RIP Richard, you will be missed, but never forgotten. Our hearts are heavy. Our thoughts are with Rolande and your family.

Posted by Kim and kevin Bouchard - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 11, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with the family I remember Richard when I work with his wife,

Posted by Arlene Pouliot - GOFFSTOWN, NH   March 11, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Cote family, our thoughts and prayers are with the family during these difficult time, R.I.P. my Friend you will be greatly missed

Posted by Rejean John Drouin - The Villages, FL - Friend   March 10, 2021

I am so sorry for all of his family and friends. Moose was such a wonderful Man, he and my brother Joe have known each other for quite awhile, he will truly be missed.

Posted by Claudette Adams - MANCHESTER, NH - Friend   March 10, 2021

My most sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Posted by Roger Breton - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 10, 2021

Im so sorry for all his family and friends.Richard was a great guy.So sad he is gone.He will he surely missed.

Posted by James Allard - Friend   March 09, 2021

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