LeRoy Roger Cote’, Jr.
Departed on November 10, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida
LeRoy Roger Cote’, Jr. age 73 passed away Wednesday 10 November 2021 at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL. The son of the late LeRoy Roger Cote’ Sr. and Beverly (Courville) Cote’ was born in Norwalk, CT. He is survived by his wife Fonda Fay Cote’, his sister Bonnie Puglisi, brother Billy (Nell) Cote’, son Matthew (Kathy) and grandson Logan, son Christopher (Jackie) and granddaughter Victoria Grace, and stepson Andrew (Laura) Cox.
Following graduation from Norwalk High School in 1966, LeRoy went to work for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation. He retired in 2002 and moved to Florida to play golf year round. Throughout his life LeRoy was an avid golfer with 9 holes in one and a scorecard boasting a low round of 64. He was especially proud of qualifying for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship in 2006, shooting a 73 at Lake Worth Country Club.
He had few rules in life, but if someone was on the tee box, you better not be talking. He played in Connecticut at Western Hills Golf Course in Waterbury and Pequabuck Golf Club in Terryville and had memberships in Florida at Rockledge Country Club, Suntree Country Club and most recently The Majors Golf Club. LeRoy loved life to the fullest enjoying golfing and fishing and held friends dear to his heart; and if you knew him, you loved him. He will be deeply missed by all and was taken far too soon.
LeRoy was diagnosed in November 2016 with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and became a 5 year survivor. He took every day as it came and you could find him 5 days a week at the tee box, ready for 18 holes. Pancreatic Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in men and women and is rarely detected until it is uncurable. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to support pancreatic cancer research.
Services will be private with a celebration of life to be held at a future date.
The family would like to recognize and thank Dr. Craig Badaloto of the Cancer Care Center and Dr. Ruddy Ruiz, Director of William Childs Hospice House and their staff for their outstanding treatment and care.