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Michael Joseph Cotta
04/18/1969 - 10/17/2023
Obituary For Michael Joseph Cotta
Michael Joseph Cotta, 54, of Warwick formerly of Bristol, died Tuesday October 17,2023 surrounded by his loving family at Hope Health Hospice in Providence. Michael fought a long and courageous battle against Bladder Cancer. He was the companion of Patricia (Viau) Frenche.
Born in Providence Rhode Island, he was the son of both the late Manuel N. Cotta,Jr and Carol-Ann (O’Gara) Cotta.
Michael was a graduate of Bristol High School Class of 1987. He was an employee of various auto car dealerships with his last employment being Fox Toyota and retiring in 2009 due to an illness.
He enjoyed music, video games, spending time with family and his coffee milk snack. He loved his weekly visits to Newport Creamery for a coffee Awful Awful. Michael had a love for animals as well as anything around or in the water. He was extremely adventurous and enjoyed traveling. He was an avid Patriots and Boston Bruins fan.
Michael is survived by his son Michael J.Cotta, Jr of Pawtucket and his sister Denise Cotta-Fontana and her husband Luigi Fontana of Bristol. He was the godfather and uncle of Christina M. Fontana of Bristol. In addition, he is survived by Sasha Viau of Pawtucket and Ryan Frenche of Warwick. Michael leaves many family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his furry companions, his dog “Cocoa-bear” and his cat “Pookies”.
Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family will receive relatives and guests for Visitation on Wednesday from 4:30-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 9AM in Smith Funeral Home followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 141 State St, Bristol. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol Rhode Island. For directions or tributes, please visit: www.wjsmithfh.com.