Sister Jeannine Coté, R.J.M.

WARWICK, R.I. — Sister Jeannine L. Coté, R.J.M., 81, of St. Timothy Convent, 65 Lake Shore Drive, Warwick, entered eternal life on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Born in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Edward E. and Maria L. (Lemay) Coté, and the sister of the late Donald M. Coté.

Sister entered the Religious of Jesus and Mary on Sept. 4, 1955, and made her profession of vows on March 3, 1958.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Catholic Teachers’ College in Providence, R.I. in 1966, and a Master degree in Business from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 1974.

Sister began her teaching career at St. Clare Academy in Woonsocket, R.I. in March 1958, and subsequently held teaching and academic administrative positions at Catholic Schools in Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, New Hampshire, and New York.  She came to St. Timothy Convent in Warwick in 2009.

Sister was an avid greeting card designer and maker, and gave workshops on card design and production.

In addition to her community of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, she is survived by a sister-in-law, Claire L. Coté of Hooksett, N.H.; a niece, Diane Palmer of Bedford, N.H.; a nephew, David Coté of New York City, N.Y.; a grandniece, Alicia Palmer; a grandnephew, Tim Palmer; and a nephew-in-law, David Palmer.

A wake prayer service was held on October 26 at St. Timothy Church in Warwick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, Mass.

Contributions in Sister’s memory may be made to the Religious of Jesus and Mary, 821 Varnum Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017-2144. (Please designate your choice that it be for the Sisters’ work with immigrants in Morocco, or for the work with the poor in Haiti.)

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