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Gail Cotsonas, 68, Retired Preschool Teacher, Administrative Assistant

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring; her arrangements are being handled by the Sansone Funeral Home in Bristol.

Gail Cotsonas. Credit: Sansone Funeral Home.
Gail Cotsonas. Credit: Sansone Funeral Home.
Gail (Brooke) Cotsonas, of 68 Ferry Road, Bristol, and Eastham, Mass., died Jan. 20, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was 68.

She was the wife of Michael Cotsonas, her husband of 44 years. Born and raised in Natick, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Edna (Hunt) Brooke, Sr.

She was a resident of Bristol for 10 years after previously residing in Madison, NJ for 30 years. A graduate of Natick High School, she worked for several years as the Administrative Assistant to the vice president of Honeywell Corp.

After moving to Madison, she first worked for the Morris Arts Council and then was a volunteer and board member of CASA in Sussex and Morris County, NJ for a number of years. She worked most recently as a Pre-School Teacher at the Madison Community House, retiring in 2003.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Brian J. Cotsonas and his wife, Stephanie, her three grandchildren, Emma J., Julia B. and Ben P. Cotsonas, all of Jamestown, and a daughter, Courtney C. Litowitz and her husband Andrew of Wilbraham, Mass. She is survived also by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Russell Brooke and his wife May Lou and Robert Brooke, Jr. 

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring at a time and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morris and Sussex County NJ Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), 18 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 or online at www.casamsc.org.

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