Matthew Cote

Matthew D Cote

Monday, February 29th, 1988 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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SPENCER/BARRE- Matthew David Cote, 30 passed away suddenly on December 20, 2018 after his longtime battle with PTSD.

Matthew was born on February 29, 1988, in Manchester New Hampshire. He grew up in Spencer Massachusetts where he attended David Prouty High School and enlisted into the Marine Corps after graduation in 2006. Matthew served proudly as an Infantryman and deployed twice to fight in the War on Terror, once to Iraq, and once to Afghanistan.  Matthew was a proud Veteran, an avid Motorcyclist, loved fishing & loved his dog Lyla. He was was a very loyal friend and was the type of person to give anyone the shirt off of his back. He always had a smile, a joke, and a hug readily available to share. 

Matthew is survived by his father, Jeffrey Cote Sr. of Auburn; mother, Nancy (Piltzecker) Cote of Barre; a brother, Jeffrey Cote Jr of Rochdale; a sister: Chelsea (Cote) Quinonez of Spencer; nieces Angelina, Aliviah and Nataliah, a nephew Jeffrey III; 2 grandmothers, Marion Piltzecker of Charlton and Lucile Kasputis of Auburn; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who who will miss him dearly.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 1-4pm in Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre,MA..  The funeral will be held on Monday at 11AM in the funeral home. Donations may be made in his name to the Matthew Cote Family Fund c/o Athol Savings Bank 560 Summer St. Barre,MA.01005.For an online tribute and guestbook please visit:
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 30th, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 30th, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Pillsbury Funeral Home-Barre
    96 South Barre Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, December 31st, 2018 | 11:00am
    Monday, December 31st, 2018 11:00am
    Pillsbury Funeral Home - Barre
    96 South Barre Rd.
    BARRE, MA 01005
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Shaw Kevin M

Posted at 07:53am
I would like to express my sincere condolences for your recent loss. Emotional and mental pain are very difficult to fathom and cope with. I hope that you will be comforted knowing that God’s promise to restore the lives of those we love to a paradise earth where there will be no more pain (physical or emotional) or death forever. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3, 4)

Anne Mathieu

Posted at 07:54pm
On behalf of the Ma/Ct Border Towns Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, I want to express our sincere sympathy at the loss of your son Matthew. The Compassionate Friends is a non-sectarian, self-help bereavement group whose mission is to support families after the death of a child of any age from any cause.
Our meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Dudley, MA at 7:30 p.m. When you are ready, I hope you’ll join us.
For further information please contact me at or call 978-618-5671.

Uncle John

Posted at 10:42am
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
George S. Patton
Love Uncle John
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Williams Family

Posted at 10:15pm
Condolences to the Cote family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." to May God bring you comfort and peace.

Ssgt Wife

Posted at 06:36pm
Your announcement came across my fb from a mutual friend, and as I don't know you I needed to reach out. PTSD is horrible, I'm so sorry you suffered! May your mind be at peace and your struggle is at res. I hope your family finds peace knowing that you sacrificed your mind and soul for out country. Rest easy soldier.

-just an army wife who tries to understand

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