Arthur V. Cote Sr.

age 79, of Chatham, formerly of Harwichport and Milton, at home February 19, 2009, surrounded by family.

Arthur and his wife Jane B. Cote raised their family in Milton and Harwichport. He was a New England Ford dealer, owner of Cote Motor Co. and Ford Power Products of Boston until 1976. Arthur was owner of Harwichport Boat Works and Cote Yacht Sales of Harwichport until 2004.

Survived by his children Susan C. and her husband Richard Romanski of North Salem, NY, Arthur and his wife Debra A. Cote Jr. of Marshfield, Geoffrey B. Cote of Westwood, Thomas P. and his wife Fotene D. Cote of Boston, his sister Michelle Cote of Key West, FL and his niece Amy Cote of High Falls, NY. Arthur is predeceased by his wife Jane B. Cote, son Henry R. Cote, daughter-in-law Barbara J. Cote, brothers Ralph Cote and Stephen Cote. He is survived by 12 grandchildren, beloved family friend Constance Ellis of Harwichport, many dear friends and his beloved poodle Pepe.

Arthur had passionate interests in cars, boats, fishing and his many friends.

Memorial service in Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 112 Randolph Avenue, Milton, Tuesday March 3 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited.

Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in Arthur’s memory to Cape Cod Hospital, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.