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James Cote, 57

James Arthur Cote 57, Florida, MA. died Sunday February 4, 2024 at Berkshire Medical Center North in North Adams, MA.

He was born in North Adams on March 7, 1966 a son of Edward and Joyce (Burdick) Cote. James graduated from Gabriel Abbott Memorial School on Florida Mountain and McCann High School in North Adams.

James was a devoted 30 year member of Local Labor Union #473 before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and in his younger years he was involved with youth sports.

Survivors include his wife Pamela (Philpott) Cote; stepsons Timothy James York, Scott Michael York, Kevin Anthony York and several grandchildren. He also leaves brothers Kenneth Cote, Russell Cote, Lawrence Cote and a sister Debra Sarkis. He was predeceased by brothers Donald Cote, Timothy Cote and Leonard Cote.

Calling Hours for James Arthur Cote will take place Friday February 9, 2024 from 3p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will take place in the family plot in Church Cemetery, Florida, MA. Memorial donations are suggested Florida Volunteer Fire Department or Northern Berkshire EMS through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit



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To the Cote family I’m So sorry to hear the loss of Jimmy , We had a lot of good times together and loved going to the farm to hunt with him during deer season! Jimmy had a gentle soul and was a genuine person . Rest easy my friend until we meet again.

from: Tony Arigoni on: 02-18-2024

Our Dear Friend, You will be missed. Always there to lend a helping hand. Great turnips. Wonderful Mountain people, the whole family! Our prayers and sympathy to all the Cote family. A mainstay of the mountain. Cote Turnips, many a meal. You will be missed our good friend. Loved our tractors and dozers. Sleep well and know that God is there to help till the fields, grow the crops, and smile by your side.
from: Patrick, Connie Gray & familyon: 02-13-2024

To the Cote Family,
So sorry about your loss of Jim.
I remember him from McCann and always being nice to me being a lower classman.
I would never forget his smile and goofy tricks, or pranks.
Once again sorry about your loss,
Peace and Blessings Roni
from: Veronica (Roni Perras)on: 02-10-2024

To all the family:
Our prayers ? and condolences go out to you all. May he rest in peace.
From: Keith and Trish Maynard
from: Trish Maynard on: 02-10-2024

So sorry for your family's loss Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with us
from: Bonnie Senecalon: 02-09-2024

Jimmy ,
Words can not express how saddened we all are for the loss of you. You were such a great neighbor and friend. You were the first neighbor to greet me and my family when we arrived here 4 years ago and you welcomed us into your home. You were such a joy to be around ! Your sense of humor and your personality will be deeply missed. Rock the heavens above my dear friend! You are missed by so many. Rest in peace ??? Your neighbor and friend : Maureen Murphy Goldie
from: Maureen Goldie on: 02-08-2024

My Sincere condolences go out to Jim's Wife and the Entire Cote And York Family's. Jim was my Classmate he was a kind and friendly person and will truly be missed by all who knew him.Rest In Peace my friend.
from: John Brownon: 02-07-2024

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
from: Jim Duda on: 02-07-2024

To The family of James, Sorry for your loss of James. May he rest in peace!
from: Tim Therrienon: 02-07-2024

To all the Cote family I was very shocked to learn of Jimmys passing. I was just chatting with him two weeks ago. Jimmy im going to really miss your smile and wonderful disposition. May you rest easy.
from: Lisa Roberton: 02-06-2024

Russ, sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Our condolences.
from: T&Jon: 02-06-2024

So sorry to hear about james passing away. I send out my condolences to the whole family. I used to go out with his brother Lenny. I will keep him in prayer. He was a wonderful person always had a smile on his face. His whole family were very nice.
from: wendy levesqueon: 02-06-2024

Rest In Peace Jimmy… I will never forget the good times
from: Mark Gardner on: 02-06-2024

Can't believe another of our family is gone. May you rest in peace brother. Say hi to your parents and your brothers for me.
from: Steve Lescarbeauon: 02-06-2024

I am so sad to hear of his passing. He always had a smile and a big hello whenever I saw him. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Jim
from: Janice poiroton: 02-06-2024

So sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Salon.
from: Kim Oakeson: 02-06-2024

To the entire Cote family, Very sorry for your Loss.
from: Darrell and Kim Clarkon: 02-05-2024

"Pops" words cannot express the loss I personally feel. It was an honor to have known you and I will greatly miss you. RIP!
from: Kevin Yorkon: 02-05-2024