FORT FAIRFIELD – Josephine Angelina Coty, beloved mother and grandmother, died Friday evening, Oct. 14, 2005, surrounded by her loving family at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Fort Kent, the daughter of Auriel and Delima (Nadeau) Gagnon. She attended local schools and was married to Claude A. Coty April 24, 1939. Josephine lived in Fort Fairfield for 47 years where she raised her family. Josephine’s favorite saying was “Family First” and this she expressed through her unconditional love and devotion. Her many talents and interests included, cooking, sewing, crafting and traveling. Josephine was a longtime communicant of the St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield and she made her Cursillo in Frenchville, in 1992. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coty was predeceased by her husband, Claude, Aug. 24, 1990; one brother, Albert Gagnon; one sister, Fleurette Gagnon. She is survived by three sons, James Coty and his wife, Janice, of Columbia, S.C., Richard Coty and his wife, Nancy, of Lisbon Falls, Jerry Coty and Stacey Graves of Fort Fairfield; three daughters, Claudette Marquis and her husband, Romeo, of Worcester, Mass., Susan Williams and her husband, Doug, of Washington, ME, Anita Findlen and her husband, Patrick, of Clifton; two sisters, Marie Perkins and her husband, Jerry, of Modesto, Calif., and Aurelia Obrovac and her husband, Joseph, of Fair Oaks, Calif.; one brother, Norman Gagnon of Bay Shore, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Ross Manor in Bangor and New Hope Hospice of Eddington for the wonderful care they provided. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by the Rev. David Raymond. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. David Raymond celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A reception in memory of Mrs. Coty will be held at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post. No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield, immediately following the interment service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Coty to the charity or organization of one’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.