SHEILA L. COTA
September 29, 1950 - November 15, 2013
Obituaries » SHEILA L. COTA
COTA, SHEILA LOUISE CHASE, 63, of Barre, died at her home, after several months of ill health, November 15, surrounded by her family. Born September 29, 1950, in East Barre, she was the daughter of Thomas B. and Marion R. (Sanborn) Chase. She attended schools in Bristol, Conn. and Barre Town. She was first married to Stanley Fordham, Jr. and they later divorced. On May 1, 1998, she married Donald Cota in Williamstown. They first lived in Williamstown and later moved to Barre. For 25 years she worked as an LNA at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre. Work was her passion. Survivors include her husband, Donald Cota of Barre, a daughter, Tammy Raymond and her husband Richard, “Rick,” and two sons, Stanley Fordham III and Wilfred Fordham, all of Barre. Also surviving are three sisters, Donna Ingram of Hancock, Kathleen Laird of Williamstown, and Janet Chase of East Barre, along with three brothers, Leroy Chase of Barre, Richard Chase and wife, Marlene, of Montpelier, and Russell Chase of Montpelier; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Ralph and Roger Chase.