Alan L. Cote, 72, of South Grafton


Alan L. CoteSouth Grafton – Alan Lucien Cote, 72, a Christian of South Grafton, passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2021 after a long illness. Born July 20, 1948 in Worcester and raised in Upton, for a time, he lived in Utah and Maine. The majority of his life was spent in Upton and South Grafton.

He worked at Corrugated Factory in Westborough and was a carpenter and farmer for most of his life. Al was very talented as a carpenter and a passionate farmer. He was known for his quick wit and likeable personality.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ovide and Medora (Desrosiers) Cote of Upton, and his eldest son, Michael Cote. He leaves behind his son, Timothy Cote and his partner Jennifer Bangma, with whom Alan resided with for nine months, and his ex-wife and friend, Patricia Cote of Northbridge. He leaves behind three siblings, sister and brother-in-law Paulette and Thomas Phipps of Rhode Island, sister and brother-in-law Rita and Javier Vega of Nevada, and brother Paul Cote of Grafton, and Kurt Delorge, who was like a son, and his wife Sarah of Auburn; Christine Szerlag, who was like a daughter, and her husband Stephen of Northbridge; a grandson, Zachary Brooks; and granddaughters Kayleigh and Kaitlyn Szerlag. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandson.

Tim & Jen wish to express their gratitude to Chris Szerlag, Patricia Cote, Kurt Delorge, Noreen Morgan, Lou Ann LaPan, Julie Bangma, Paulette and Tom Phipps, Suzanne Miller, and everyone at Salmon Hospice.

Calling hours are on Monday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Roney Funeral Home North Chapel, 152 Worcester St. (Routes 140 & 122) in North Grafton, followed by a prayer service at noon. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines followed. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton.

A Book of Memories to share a message with Alan’s family is available online at