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Obituary of Sarah Cotter
Sarah Josephine Cotter, age 69, devoted wife to Linda Anne Krause, of Monroe, sadly passed away on August 5, 2022. Sara's memory will be embraced by her family including her loving parents, John Joseph Cotter and Mary Leland Galvin Cotter, she was the third child of ten. She was loved by siblings, her sister, Anne Cotter Coles and husband Kevin Coles of Stratford, and their two children Steven and Leland Coles, her brother, Daniel H. Cotter, and his wife Pamela of Trumbull, and their two children, Jessica Cotter Lombardi and Stephen Cotter, her brother, John J. Cotter, Jr., and his wife Amy of Milford, and their five children, Caitlin Eaton, Jack, Thomas, Robert, and Kyle Cotter, her brother, Thomas Galvin Cotter, and his wife Megan of Lordship, and their six children, Paige Saltamach, Christopher, Darby, Kerrigan, Harrison and Logan Cotter, her brother, William L. Cotter, and his wife Laura of Estero, FL, and their two children, William and Daniel Cotter, her sister, Rosemary A. Cotter and her husband Daniel Wolgemuth of Manhuem, PA, and her child, Elizabeth, her brother, Gerald E. Cotter of Bridgeport, and his three children, Britini, Brooke and Lillian Cotter, her sister, Noreen C. von Brauchitsch, and her husband Erich of Black Rock, and their four children Jacqueline C. Lockwood, Kevin, John and William von Brauchitsch, her sister, Jacqueline Sheehan, and her husband Thomas of Duxbury, MA, and their two children, Mary Margaret and Thomas Sheehan; As well as 24 cherished great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved wife, Linda A. Krause, Sarah was predeceased by her parents John J. Cotter and Mary G. Cotter, her siblings Anne Cotter Coles, and William L. Cotter and nephew William Leland Cotter II, and brother-in-law, Thomas Sheehan.
The second daughter was born to John J. Cotter and Mary L. Cotter on July 9, 1953. She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart School, MaryMount Junior College, University of Vermont, Fanny Allen Memorial School of Nursing, University of Bridgeport School of Nursing, then she joined St. Vincent’s Hospital as a midwife of many years and then devoted over 31 years of being VNA before retiring.
Known to her siblings as "Sara," and “Ra-Ra” to her nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, she created a home not only for her family but friends and the many animals at Sara’s Farm. An Easter gathering was attended annually by all and in true Sara fashion she hosted hayrides, pony rides, baby chicks, ducks, goats and not to forget the birth of lambs every winter ready to greet the family at Easter. Many times, Sara would bring her farm to you; whether it was show and tell at school, her patients, or sneaking them into work, she always wanted to make others smile. The farm was her happy place but her passion was caring for her patients. She was a remarkable example of a generous person who did anything for anyone, with no questions asked. A care giver by choice and at heart. Sara was a compassionate, loving and loyal person, who always put others before herself. Sara had many roles in her life, she was a nurse, farmer and friend, but most importantly she was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, second mother and wife. As someone said, “She was a gem and one of a kind, a caring nurse that would give you the shirt off her back, make you laugh with her crazy stories, and a wonderful human that won’t be forgotten.”
Friends may greet her family on Friday, August 19th, from 930 AM until the time of her prayer service at 1130 AM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road in Fairfield Center. A reception in her honor will immediately follow in the Gaelic American Club (directly behind the funeral home).
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