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Obituary - Donald J. Cossette

Donald J. Cossette

Date of Passing: April 11th, 2011

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Hon. Donald J. Cossette, 78, former Mayor and Trustee for the Village of Oriskany Falls, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. He was born February 18, 1933, in Utica, a son of the late Wilfrid and Anna Mae French Cossette. He was a graduate of Oriskany Falls Union Free School and attended Morrisville State College. On August 18, 1962, at St. Joseph''''s Church, Oriskany Falls, he married Mary Ellen (Kathleen) Clair. For many years, Mr. Cossette was the Parts Manager for Dey Chevrolet in Clinton. Honorable Cossette was an active member of his community, where he served as a former Trustee and Mayor for the Village of Oriskany Falls. He was also an active member, current President, Past President and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Oriskany Falls Rotary Club, Past District Foundation Chairman of District 7150 of Rotary International, as well as a lifetime member, Past President and Past Commissioner of the Oriskany Falls Fire Department. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Judy Cossette of Madison and Brian and Sharon Cossette of Waterville; ten grandchildren, Sheila Misiaszek, Alyssa Hoke, Angela Dawes, Zachary Cossette, Kayley Cossette, Mary Cossette, Amanda Cossette, Adam Cossette, Diane Farina and Jeremy Godfrey; a great grandchild, Carly Dawes; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Amy Cossette of Verona and James and Madeline Cossette of Hamilton; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Rosie Clair and Edward and Millie Clair, all of Oriskany Falls; a close family friend, Carol Jordan of Oriskany Falls; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a great grandchild, Nicholas Dawes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 am at St. Joseph''''s Church, Oriskany Falls. Interment will be in St. Joseph''''s Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.


Kathleen Very sorry for the loss of your husband. I know the pain you are feeling right now since I just lost my Mom. You were a devoted wife and will have have all the memories of the past. Bless you and your family now and in the future..

Kathleen, Bernie, and Brian, Megan and I send our condolences and prayers to you and your families.
Chris Toumbacaris

My thoughts & prayers go out to the Cossette Family.
Mona Buell

Brian, my condolences on your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family,
Michael Roveland

Kathleen & Family, We were so sorry to learn of the passing of Don. He was a special person and friend and did so much for the community. You are all in our prayers. God bless.
Ray & Marcia Hayduke

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cossette Family.
Corina Legacy

Brian, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your father sounded like an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Lolly Winne