RANDOLPH — Funeral services for Elizabeth P. Cota, 93, who died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph was held Oct. 24 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 31, 1917, in Bath, Maine, the daughter of Noel and Flossie (Schaefer) Parant.
She was raised in Sudbury and graduated from Brandon High School.
She was married to Charles Cota, who died in 1972.
Mrs. Cota had worked at Randolph Furniture Company (later a branch of Ethan Allen) and Waterbury Plastics, and was a member of the West Randolph Grange. She achieved a third degree black belt in tae kwan do martial arts at the age of 80.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Cota of East Randolph, George Cota of Rutland, Donald Cota of Barre and Steven Cota of Barnard; two daughters, Betty Lou Cota of Randolph and Nancy Cota of Hendersonville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Florence “Sue” Boles of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Noel Parent.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Menig Extended Care Facility, Patient Activity Fund, PO Box 2000, Randolph, 05060.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com
This obituary first appeared in the October 27th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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