MYRTLE BEACH—Rolande H. Coté, 96, wife of the late Jean-Louis “John” Albert Coté Sr., died after a long illness surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 15. 

Rolande’s unshakeable faith in God was her foundation of love and devotion for her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and countless friends. She will be missed by many, but none more than her family.

Rolande was born on June 20, 1923, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

The first of five children born to Conrad J. Hamel and Emerentienne Tetreault Hamel, she is survived by brothers Rene J. Hamel, Conrad L. Hamel and Robert M. Hamel.

She was preceded in death by brother Norman O. Hamel.

Rolande is survived by children Jocelyne L. Cote’ of Myrtle Beach, Jean-Louis “John” A. Cote, Jr. (Wanda) of Myrtle Beach, Madeleine C. Knie (John) of New Bern, North Carolina, Bernadette C. Clancy (Thomas) of Romeo, Michigan and Gilles C. Cote (Amanda) of Charleston. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Rolande married John July 2, 1949, and settled in their hometown of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. In 1964, they moved to Myrtle Beach.

Rolande was a faithful and active member of her parish, St. Andrew Catholic Church. In addition to being a member of the Ladies Guild she was an active volunteer for various civic and social organizations. 

A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Sept. 20.  Internment followed at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.

The family asks that you please consider a memorial contribution to St. Andrew Catholic Church (503 37th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577) or Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care (1601 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577).

The family wishes to thank the many aides, nurses and associates of Palladium Hospice for their dedicated service to Rolande’s comfort during her final months. They truly are angels of mercy.

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