Lorraine Cote Miller
Lorraine Cote Miller died Friday, February 24, 2023, in the home she loved so much, surrounded by the family she loved so much. She was born November 20, 1942, in Concord, VT. She graduated from Concord High School in 1960 and from Sheldon Academy of Beauty Culture in 1961.
She began her career in North Walpole and Bellows Falls, where she met her husband, Dick Miller. They were married in 1965 and remained happily together for 57 years.
While working as a hairdresser and helping thousands of people look and feel their best, she raised her family and became deeply involved in her community. She belonged to the Greater Falls Women’s Club, volunteered at Park’s Place and Westminster Cares, and served on the board of the Westminster Institute. In 2021, she and Dick were awarded Westminster Citizens of the Year.
She loved spending time outdoors with friends and family. She especially loved skiing, kayaking, and hiking, and there is a well worn track on the roads and trails around their home from daily walking and snowshoeing. Lori and Dick traveled around the US and Canada by motorcycle and found adventure and friends around the globe.
Lori expressed her creative gifts in her oil and watercolor paintings, handicrafts, and in her gardens. She earned the title of Vermont Master Gardener and was a member of the Saxtons River Art Guild. She attended Saint Charles Church, singing in the choir and spent many mornings tending the gardens there.
Lori leaves behind her husband, Dick, her sons, Todd (Cathy), Troy (Christina), brother, Paul, sisters, Priscilla, and Linda, and her grandchildren, Apollo and Nyx. She was predeceased by her parents, Louise, and Raymond Cote, and her brother, Richard Cote.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Saint Charles Church, 31 Cherry Street, Bellows Falls, VT. There will be a reception directly following at the Westminster Institute, 3435 US-5, Westminster, VT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Westminster Cares, 3534 US-5, Westminster, VT 05158 https://www.westminstercares.org/ or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, 88 Prospect Street, White River Jct, VT 05001 https://www.vnhcare.org/.
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Ben Farinoposted March 6, 2023
Mr Miller. Todd, and Troy – so sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs Miller was always friendly and kind and I will remember her smile as I’m sure you will. My sincere condolences.