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Milton L. Cottrell

October 05, 1933 - January 11, 2022

Milton L. Cottrell

October 05, 1933 - January 11, 2022


Obituary For Milton L. Cottrell

Peabody – Milton L. Cottrell 88, beloved husband of Lorraine M. (Vautour) Cottrell, died Tuesday, January 11, 2021 at the Beverly Hospital.

Born in Revere, he was the son of the late Clarence C. and Ethel (Draper) Cottrell. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army.

Mr. Cottrell had been employed for thirty years as a police officer for the City of Peabody and at the time of his retirement in 1999 he held the rank of Captain.

A longtime resident of Peabody, Mr. Cottrell was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion, the A.O.H. and the Police Association. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared sixty-nine years of marriage, he is survived by his daughter, Karen MacGregor and her husband, Paul of SC, two sons, Michael Cottrell and his wife, Margerie of CT and Mark E. Cottrell of Peabody, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Pauline Deudley of Saugus.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral services were held privately. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Shriner’s Burns Hospital, 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114.

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  • My condolences to the entire Cottrell family. Micky was a dedicated Police Officer and friend to many. He was one of the good guys and will be missed. Mike Kravchuk

  • I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Mickeys passing. I have so many wonderful memories! Growing up it was all of us at Grandpa Tony's camp on Labrador Pond. Going to Peabody from Maine to visit and all the fun memories at the backyard cookouts. So many family reunions to count and he always stopped to chat. Rest In Peace Uncle Mickey♥️

  • Rest In Peace Captain Cottrell. It was an honor to have worked with you at Peabody Police Department. May God comfort your family

  • Lorraine, Michael, Karen and Mark. I am so sorry for your loss. Mickie was always great with the grandchildren. I remember him with the camcorder on his shoulder filming special occasions. I was lucky enough to have a few special chats with him. He always treated me well and as a member of the family. I am proud to have known him. I am glad my boys carry on his name. His tradition of service and sacrifice. God Bless you all.

  • My condolences to the Cottrell family. Captain Cottrell was the Patrol Commander when I started with PPD. He epitomized the concept of firm but fair. He was well respected by the department.

  • Dear Cottrell Family; So saddened to hear of Uncle Mickey passing. My sincerest condolences and love to you all. He is part of many good memories of mine . He will be missed. Thinking of you fondly. Gail Perry

  • My sympathies to the Cottrell family

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