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Laura Mae Cotta of Gustine passed away Monday, Oct. 21, at San Luis Care Center in Newman.

She was 97.

Mrs. Cotta was a native and lifelong resident of Gustine.

She was a parishioner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles. Mrs. Cotta belonged to the OLM Society, YLI, Catholic Daughters, Altar Society, Portuguese Fraternal Society of America and the Brotherhood of St. Anthony.

She is survived by two daughters, Florence Oliveira of Gustine and Carolyn Ann Cotta of Sacramento; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Cotta; a brother, Manuel Pedro; and three sisters, Adeline Santos, Mary Simoes and Alexandrina Pedro.

A rosary and mass of Christian burial were held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles. Interment was in Hills Ferry Cemetery.

Remembrances may be directed to: Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School, 370 Linden Ave., Gustine 95322.

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