Anthony R. Cota Jr.
Third Generation Funeral Director
Anthony R. Cota Jr. was a third generation funeral director. He had worked at the funeral homes since 1989 and became a licensed funeral director in 1990. He was born in Somerville and graduated from Reading Memorial High School, Salem State College, and Mt. Ida College. He was a licensed funeral director/ embalmer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Anthony was a third-generation president of the Somerville Lion’s Club, board member of the Reading/North Reading Chamber of Commerce, Reading Knights of Columbus, Massachusetts Funeral Director’s Association, National Funeral Director’s Association, and active in St. Athanasius Church in Reading.
Anthony’s leisure activities included tennis, golf, and spending time with his family.
Unfortunately, Anthony's brilliant career and gift to funeral service ended on March 12, 2006 at the age of 38. In his very short career in funeral service he touched many hearts. Those of us who loved and respected his work ethic, humanity, kind spirit and loving nature will miss him forever.