Michael R. Cote, 64 of New Bedford passed away January 11, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital from complications of a stroke. He was the son of the late George and Janet (Nolin) Cote. He is survived by three daughters Jessica Kemble and her husband Jonathan, Rebecca Wooler and her husband Jeffery and Melissa Cote. He leaves behind his partner of 16 years Cheryl Paiva of New Bedford. He was the brother of Jeanette Bourgeois and George Cote. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kayton Chmielewski, Brynn Kemble, Megan Kemble and Evan Wooler. Michael was a graduate of New Bedford Vocational High School. He was a tractor trailer driver for various companies in New Bedford. He enjoyed the outdoors, astronomy and spending time with his dog Beanie. His funeral arrangements were private.