Marsha A. Cote

Died: 2018-04-08
Resided in: Peabody
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Contributions: Memorial contributions can be made to the Mass General Cancer Research, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Marsha A. (Byington) Cote, 71, of Peabody, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at her home. Marsha was born in Medford, MA and was the daughter of the late Edwin and Blanche (Baksys) Byington. Marsha was raised and educated in Medford, received her Bachelor's Degree and Masters from Boston State. Marsha worked for 41 years at Northeast Metro Technical School, Wakefield, MA. She and her husband loved to spend their summers on their boat in Gloucester with family and friends. Marsha cared for her niece and nephew after the loss of their parents and spent many fond times with them. Marsha is survived by her loving husband Gerard L. Cote, her son Matthew G. Cote and her niece Dana Hartford and her husband David and their children Emily Rose and Lauren; her nephew Michael DiBlasio and his wife Nancy and their children; Katie Grace and Nicholas. Marsha was predeceased by her sister Evelyn DiBlasio and her husband Michael. Also leaving her in-laws; Michelle Picard, Denise Doherty and her husband James, William Picard and 4 nieces and their families.

Private services are being held. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mass General Cancer Research, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. To leave a condolence kindly visit


Dear Dana, We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear aunt. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do for you. With Love, Ed & Angela
Gerard,So so sorry.. Always a smile as we strolled by START ME UP to the end of the Dock to see the rest of the crew.. you are in our thoughts and prayers.. Philip & Lynne Scannell
Gerard and Matt: So sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. She was such a wonderful person and a joy to have known and worked with. Marsha touched so many lives of her students and colleagues. I will always remember the laughs and fun we had in our beginning years at Northeast. She was a great person, teacher, and friend who I am sad to see pass so young. Fondly, Pat Cronin
Dear Gerard and Matt - so very sorry to hear about Marsha's passing. She was a good and kind friend and neighbor to my mother, Helen Smith. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family - Bonnie Carroll
Dear Gerard and Matt So very sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. So many fond memories of Marsha on D dock. We will always hold them and Her in our heart. With Love Dot Bob & Brian Richards
hi guys so sorry for your loss I thought things were going ok because you never called. god bless . are prayers are with marsha and you and matt.bill and steve Arsenault
As a student of Mrs. Cote (Northeast Regional Class of 1983), I can say that her class was one of the most enjoyable parts of the day. On behalf of the entire Class of 1983, I send you my deepest condolences. She took a subject that I had zero interest in and made me enjoy space. This was nothing less than a miracle. She shared her passion for space and literature and transferred said passion on to her students. I can't help but think she is happily sitting on a star and singing a song from the 60's. Rest well Commander.
I was so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. I taught with her for 10 years and learned so much from her. Peace, Claire Crosby
Gerard and Matt, we were so surprised and so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim, Carol, Joan and Linda Byington
I'm just one of the hundreds of students that were touched by Mrs. Cote's love of learning! It inspired me to a lifelong love of literature. From the Class of 1980, my love and care to everyone who's life has been changed by knowing our "Commander". Steve Hamilton
Gerard, It was great to speak with you today. I'm sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful teacher and left an everlasting impression not just to me but to all she educated. Rest in Peace Commander Cody. XO Glen Caristinos Class President class of "85"
Gerard and Matt, We are so very sorry to here about the passing of Marsha. She was a such wonderful person that always brightened our day on D Dock at the marina in Gloucester. We hope you doing ok. God bless, Frank and Paula

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