Stanley E. Cottle

December 16, 1933 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 87)


Stanley Cottle peacefully passed away at his residence in Manchester, CT on June 9, 2021 at the age of 87. Beloved husband for nearly 60 years of Patricia Ann (O’Leary) Cottle who predeceased him. Stan was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1933 in a log cabin on the Hedges farm, the son of the late Stanley G. Cottle and Bessie (Mangan) Cottle.

The Cottle family moved to California where Stan graduated from high school and enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1951-1971 in the Mobile (Amphibious) Artillery retiring as a Captain receiving the right to wear the Combat “V” for acts of meritorious service. He served in Korea (1953-54) and Vietnam (1966-67). He had a second career in banking operations (1971-1996) starting as a clerk and retiring as Vice President Bank Operations (check processing/clearing). Stan was active in the Rotary Club and the Manchester Memorial Day Committee. He was an active member of St. James Church as an Usher and volunteer for the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He and his wife Patricia received the Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation from the Archbishop of Hartford for devoted service to the Catholic church. Stan loved to golf, read, play computer games, and watch Giants football.

He will be sorely missed and is together again in Heaven with his dear Paddy, Warren, and crazy dog Killer. He is predeceased by his son Stanley Warren Cottle and his siblings Alfred, Margaret, and Charlotte.  Stanley is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Barry and Betsy (MacDonald) Cottle of Ellington, CT and their children Thomas and Shannon, as well as Barbara and William Herlth (Mother of grandsons Stephen and Michael and Kristi Herlth).  He is also survived by his brothers James, David, and Robert and his sisters June Yearout and Judy Ray.

Friends and Family are invited to attend a funeral service at St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester CT at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 16, 2021 with a full Military Honors service to follow at East Cemetery 220 E. Center Street, Manchester CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Stan’s name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. James church. To leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit

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Funeral Mass
June 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. James Church
896 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Burial Following Services

East Cemetery
East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

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