Vincent W. Cotnoir
World War II veteran
Vincent W. Cotnoir, 85, formerly of Patrick Quinn Drive, West Warwick, died July 6, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Victoria J. (Costantini) Cotnoir.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Emile and Anna (Marks) Cotnoir, he lived in Blackstone, Mass. before moving to Warwick in 1971 and to West Warwick in 1978. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Cotnoir was employed as a supervisor at Quonset Point Naval Air Station from 1963 to its closing in 1984. He later worked part time for National Refrigeration in Warwick for five years.
He is survived by two daughters, Gail A. (Cotnoir) Costello of Liverpool, N.Y. and Joyce (Kieburg) Doblmeier of Warwick; two sons, Dennis E. Cotnoir of Blackstone and Gary E. Cotnoir of Scituate; three brothers, Robert Cotnoir of Blackstone, Leonard Cotnoir and Paul Cotnoir, both of Woonsocket; a sister, Anna Mae Viens of Bellingham, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Russell, Donald, Emile, Raymond and Earl Cotnoir.
His funeral was held July 12 from Potvin & Cotter Funeral Home, 45 Curson St., West Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Church, Washington St., West Warwick. Burial with military honors was in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Saint Antoine Residence, 10 Rhodes Ave., North Smithfield, RI 02896.