Roberta Dolores (Paradis) Cotnoir
Roberta D. Cotnoir, 76, a resident of Gilford since 2016, died Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a brief illness with her family at her side. Roberta lived in Salisbury for many years before her move to Gilford. She was born in Manchester, NH, September, 24, 1943, daughter of the late Albert and Flora (Paradis) Paradis. She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother (AKA Nana). She was so talented and crafty that she often crocheted and knitted, making many of her children’s clothing while they were growing up. Roberta was the "rock" of the family, running the kids to endless practices, baseball games, wrestling matches, being an exceptional homemaker and helping Gilles take care of the drywall business.
While living in Salisbury she very often played cards with friends at the Salisbury Senior Center. Roberta had a great fondness for the ocean and enjoyed her many trips to Maine.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Rita and Alberta.
She leaves her husband of 58 years, Gilles G. Cotnoir of Franklin
Her sons: Gerard D. Cotnoir and his wife Lisa of Gilford
Laurent "Larry" H. Cotnoir and his wife Catherine of Sanbornton
John A. Cotnoir and his wife Joyce of Loudon
Kathy A. Percy and her husband David of Sanbornton
Nine Grandchildren: Tyler Rines and his wife Krystin, Stephen Cotnoir and his fiancé Kaila Waterman, Macy Rines, Kyle Cotnoir, Kaley Cotnoir, Chantelle Cotnoir, Jonathan Morgan, Amanda and Taylor Percy.
Four Great grandchildren: Quinn Piper Rines, Colton and Adeline Morgan, Christopher Chambers
Many Nieces, Nephews, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law.
Following her wishes, there are no calling hours.
Burial will take place later in the spring when family gathers.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Roberta’s name to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 814 Elm Street #300, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101.
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