Denise Eastwood

Denise Eastwood (Cote)

Monday, February 21st, 1955 - Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Devoted daughter, mother, grandmother and sister

WATERBURY - Denise Cote Eastwood, loving wife, mother of three, and grandmother of six, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Denise was born on February 21, 1955, in Waterbury to Ralph Cote and Doris Anctil Cote. She attended Waterbury schools and graduated from Crosby High School, Class of 1973. Soon after, she married the love of her life, William Eastwood, with whom she raised a son and two daughters. She was employed by North East Transportation for 25 years, until her retirement in 2018. Denise had a passion for gardening. She found great satisfaction in cultivating and harvesting a cornucopia of vegetables, and she found great glee in turning them over to her husband to create delicious dishes. Some of her happiest days were spent kayaking and fishing at their cottage on Amston Lake. Denise was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 201. She was a true nature lover and had a beautiful collection of butterflies. Most of all, she was known for her kind spirit, her infectious laugh, and her quick wit.

Denise was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Cote, and is survived by her mother, Doris Anctil of Waterbury, her husband, William Eastwood of Waterbury, her son, William Eastwood, Jr. (Michelle) of Glastonbury, and her two daughters, Jennifer Eastwood of Waterbury, and Michele (Marc) DiPietro of Waterbury. She also leaves to remember her, her three brothers, Wayne (Susan) Cote of Waterbury, Mark (Michele) Cote of Portland, and Scott (Patty) Cote of Oakville. Denise and William were blessed with 6 grandchildren who were the joys of her life; Ryan Eastwood and Emma Eastwood of Glastonbury, and Damiahn DiPietro, Ethan DiPietro, Gabriel DiPietro, and Nora DiPietro of Waterbury. She also leaves several extended family members and nieces and nephews who will miss her wonderful sense of humor.

Funeral services for Denise will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St Waterbury. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may visit with Denise’s family on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. All guidelines related to COVID 19 will be strictly enforced. Due to the current regulations concerning pandemic, the funeral service will be limited to immediate family only. The service will however be live streamed on the funeral home website at To honor Denise’s memory contributions to the Harold Leever Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway Waterbury CT 06708, would be greatly appreciated. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Eastwood family on Denise’s tribute page at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:30am
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 9:00am - 11:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home
    1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 11:30am
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home
    1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Services will be limited to immediate family only. All others may view service via webcast
  • Interment

    At the Convenience of the family
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Michele (St.Germain) Burke

Posted at 02:17am
Will and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Denise and I had loads of fun as children at our yearly pajama party at our Memere's house on Piedmont Street; she had the best laugh. Even though we lost track of each other as adults, it was a always a delight when I would run into her. She was a special person. I hope your wonderful memories will help comfort you during this difficult time.

Steve Vitone

Posted at 07:52am
Willie and family, my deepest condolences. i am so very sorry.
Steve Vitone

Joseph Ganavage

Posted at 06:12pm
My thoughts and Prayers to the Eastwood and Cote family, Denise was such a gorgeous person . I treasure and am grateful for having to know Her and her family. I will forever miss her . God Bless,
Joe Ganavage

Lisa Thorn

Posted at 05:21pm
Billy and family- you are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss- Rick and Lisa

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Posted at 03:36pm
Our deepest sympathies. Love the Shopel family.
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