Condolences for Barbara Ann Cotter

Sue Grafton posted on 7/17/21

To all the Cotters, we send out our prayers. Barbara was a spunky fun lady who fought the good fight. Let her new found peace bring you all peace as well.


Estelle & David Karp posted on 7/17/21

We are so saddened by the loss of our dear friend Barbara. We were so blessed to have her in our lives for over 40 years. She was a beacon of light wherever she went and to ever she touched. Memories of her will always put a smile on our faces. She loved life, people, animals and dancing. She left this world a better place. We will miss her big heart and big smile. Our deepest sympathy to Harry, Liz, Laurie, Chris, Harry, David and her beautiful grandchildren.


Patsy posted on 7/17/21

To my BFF!! We certainly had our share of laughter. Usually at ourselves. I am going to miss our Belks run, lunch and last but not least Dunkin Donuts. We could solve everyones problem over a cup of coffee. “The Sisters” as we were called at Vintage Values. People came in to hear us talk…Barb, I will miss you more than you will ever know. Until we meet again .. I Love You❤️


Deb Dineen posted on 7/17/21

Barbara was a beautiful person, both inside and outside. She made everyone feel special, and I loved our conversations when she would call the office looking for Harry or David. So kind and caring. Harry Sr always talked about how she took such good care of him. Barbara will always be in my heart, and heaven has gained a beautiful angel.


Barbara Van Houten posted on 7/17/21

To know her was to love her. Barbara was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be dearly missed. Rest easy my friend.❤️❤️


Carol Anne MacCurry-Malicki posted on 7/16/21

Dearest Aunt Barbara, your love, spirit and caring have touched all of our lives. So glad we had Mother’s Day together this year. You’ll be missed but always in my heart


Marion Napurano posted on 7/16/21

Love you dear friend, always have, always will. I was blessed to have you in my life and call you friend for over 50 years. You will be missed so very much. Until we meet again Barb.


Janis Mottershead posted on 7/16/21

Some people have the gift of making you feel like you are the most interesting and important person in the room. Laura and Liz, your mom was one of these people. Her smile, her laugh, and her bubbly personality literally lit up a room. I am so deeply sorry for your loss…. She was one of a kind. With lots of love, Janis


Patricia Kouten posted on 7/16/21

Dear Laura, Liz and all the Cotter children and grandchildren, and especially Mr. Cotter, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother and beloved wife. Your mom was always so full of life, kind and exuberant! She had a zest for life that we should all try to emulate! Deepest sympathy and prayers for you all!


Carol Costello posted on 7/16/21

My favorite memory of Mom is going to Chicago, staying at the Barrington house! Both Mom and Dad always treated me like one of the family. The two little dogs she had peppy and pippa could read the sign l had on my head that said sucker, they always sat right by me when we ate dinner! Mom said Carol don’t worry about feeding them it happens all the time! I loved her dearly! She will be missed terribly! Love to all of the family!


Colleen Hatala posted on 7/16/21

When Laura and I first became friends at 16, I remember going to the house after school and always feeling so welcome by Mrs. Cotter. It was a house full of love and laughter and that is was because of her. All my love and prayers always. Love, Colleen


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Laura Houston posted on 7/16/21

The best, most loving mother I could ever have been blessed to have. I will miss you forever mom ❤️


Cheryl Ryan posted on 7/16/21

To the Cotter family, my heart is broken for you. Although it’s been many years since I saw your mom (and I so regret not coming to visit NC over the past few years) I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. In high school I spent many nights sleeping in the downstairs bedroom with Liz. Mrs. Cotter was always so warm and welcoming. Despite the fact that she had six children at home she never minded having me there often for a sleep over. My vivid memories of Mrs Cotter are that she was funny, full of energy and always so happy and joyful. I am so so sorry for your loss. She brought you all so much joy, Keep her spirit alive by sharing your memories and stories often. Love Cheryl (Read) Ryan


Barbara Mershimer posted on 7/16/21

Barbara was the first person/ friend I met in the Neighborhood. I liked her instantly. She got me involved with Vintage Value volunteering and the time we spent there together was a happy time for me. I know how much Barbs family meant to her and how much she meant to them. Harry and Barbara really were Soul mates. The Loves of their life’s . I’ll miss and remember Barbara Always. She will fit in as the Angel that she was. My sincerest condolences to you all. Rest In Peace Barb ❤️. Love Barbara and Mike Mershimer


Debbie Gillen posted on 7/16/21

Heaven gained a beautiful angel who brought so much joy and laughter to all who were blessed to know her kind and generous spirit!


Debbie Gillen posted on 7/16/21

Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel who brought so much joy and laughter to all who were blessed to know her kind and generous spirit!


Jenny posted on 7/16/21

Barbara was a second mom to me; she took me into her home when I was young and vulnerable. She fed me, loved on me and treated me like one of her own. I was changed for the better and thank her for humanitarianism to a scared, desperate young girl. She will forever hold a place in my heart and will never be forgotten. She was the woman behind the scenes that took care of others and was humble in doing so. Her beauty on the inside and out was legendary. I looked up to her and considered her my own, private rockstar… as I believe many people did. An unforgettable woman with class, style and the utmost integrity. I love you Barbara and look forward to seeing you on the other side.


Elizabeth Kramer posted on 7/16/21

My mother Barbara Cotter was the light in every room. The world is a little less bright without her in it. She will be greatly missed.