Gilford-----June D. Cott, 84, of 227 Dockham Shore Road died at the Forestview Manor, Meredith, NH on Thursday, September 15, 2005.
Mrs. Cott was born January 1, 1921 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Harry L. and Eva (Libby) Petersen. She was a graduate of Deering High School and attended Westbrook Jr. College, Portland, Maine and Portland School of Arts. In 1944, she married William C. Cott who was a Sgt. in the U. S. Army. She worked sketching fashion designs for the Portland newspapers and later was employed in the insurance business in Portland. She also operated the Sun Deck Cottages in Gilford, NH and a motel in Florida.
Mrs. Cott loved and cherished bringing up her three children. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed drawing, music, dancing, traveling, swimming and playing bridge. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Portland, Maine and while her children were in school; she was a member of the P.T.A.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-one years, William Cott, Sr., of Gilford, NH; two sons, William Cott, III and his wife, Judith, of Gilford, NH, James R. Cott and his wife, Pamela, of Weirs Beach, NH and Maryland; a daughter, Deborah J. Southworth and her husband, Michael, of Gilford. NH; five grandsons Stephen W. Cott and his fiancée, Meaghan Moynihan, of Laconia, NH, Ryan T. Southworth of Gilford, NH, James R. Cott and his wife, Marnie, of Texas, Erich M. Cott and his wife, Kathleen, of Maryland, Christopher L. Cott and his wife, Elizabeth, of Maryland; a great-grandson, Vogan Marcus Cott, of Maryland; sister-in-laws, Joan Polonchek and her husband, John, of Meredith, NH and Caroline Allen of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; a loving niece, Jeanne Shaw, and her husband, Steve, of Scarborough, Maine and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Edith (Petersen) Mogan, and a granddaughter, Erin M. Southworth.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2005 from 1:00-2:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A Memorial Service will follow the calling hour at 2:00PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Route 3, Boscawen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or the Forestview Manor Activities Fund, 153 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.