Daniel Francis Cotter

June 8, 2020


Daniel Francis Cotter: native of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, County Kerry, Ireland, passed away at the age of 87 on Monday, June 8, 2020. 

Dan is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bridget (Breda) Cotter, his son Nicholas Cotter, Kathleen Caffrey and her husband Philip, Bridget Colendenski and her husband John, Siobhan Dominy and her husband Mark; his grandchildren Kathryn and Krisanne Caffrey, John, Julia, Bridget and Caitlin Colendenski, and Sean and Brendan Dominy.

Dan was predeceased by his brothers, Nicholas, Richard, Patrick, Christopher, Michael, JohnJoe, James and Denis. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Cotter, sister-in-law Margaret Cotter and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dan proudly served two years in the United States Military.

Dan raised his family in East Brunswick, where he volunteered as an usher at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in which the Cotters worshipped weekly. Dan was a founding member of the Brunswick Shamrock Club which held an annual fundraiser for Project Children, as well as the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh and the Kerryman Association. Dan worked with the railroad his whole career starting with Hudson and Manhattan railroad, which was absorbed to become P.A.T.H. He greatly enjoyed his work of 38 years and retired as a Signals- Chief MaintenanceSupervisor.

Dan often entertained his family and friends with his singing. His favorite song was Mother Malone as well as a name sake song, Danny Boy. Dan enjoyed his retirement with Breda playing golf, vacations with his family and traveling.

Services are private due to COVID-19 restrictions, which will be held under the direction of Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home.


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