Paul Richard Cote was one of those rare men that were "larger than life", in more ways than one. Paul did everything "Big" - From love, dancing, laughing, eating, sadness, and everything else in between.
He is a legend in his own right in the Square Dance community, publishing numerous songs with his distinctive, talented voice. If you've been in the Square Dance community for more than a minute, you knew about Paul Cote.
One of his biggest loves (aside from his adopted daughter, Sarah Kirk), was the country Italy. He really believed down in his bones that Italy is where his spirit always should be.
One of his other great passions was Hilton Audio Products, which so happened to go hand in hand with the square dance community. He truly enjoyed being able to help other callers and cuers in all aspects. He had a huge heart for everyone around him.
One of his biggest goals he helped to accomplish was to bring the Square Dance "up to modern times". Anyone who was able to breathe on this planet should be able to square dance, and they would be happy doing it, too. He was not wrong!
It is hard trying to summarize such a huge impactful legend in one page. Please feel free to write comments about your stories and how Paul touched your life.
If you'd like to read the message his wife, Mary Ellen Cote, posted on Facebook, please click here.