Alan Richard Cote MD’79, 67, of Barrington, RI, died May 5. He was born in Providence and raised in Pawtucket, and was a football and baseball star at Tolman High School before graduating top of his class from the University of Rhode Island. After earning his MD at Brown, he completed three residencies: surgery at Yale, neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center. He then completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Cote opened an ophthalmology practice in Fall River, where he saw patients for 32 years. He maintained a lifelong passion for learning and a sense of self-discipline, embodied in his black belt in taekwondo, but he’s remembered as a generous, soft-spoken, quick-witted, and loving husband of 37 years to Leslie Cote. He is survived by his wife, five children, two grandchildren, a brother and sister, and several nieces and nephews.