In loving memory of

Velvet C. Coite
May 23, 1963 - January 15, 2023

Velvet Coite, age 59, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on January 15, 2023 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of James R. Coite of Newport for the last 31 years.

Velvet was born in Newport, RI to the late Donald and Doris (Dow) Devol. She grew up in Newport and worked for several years as a young woman at the Newport Hospital. She worked for many years at the Newport Marriot. Velvet always loved to cook, especially baking, at one time she attended culinary school, and enjoyed sharing her talent with friends. Most recently she received her CNA certification and was helping with in home care for others. She also loved animals, and cared for ferrets for many years.

Velvet is survived by her husband James Coite, a sister Tammy Turner and her husband Frank, their children Jerome, Frankie, Joey, and Gracie, and extended family including cousins Garrad Lama, Dotti Lama and Taylor Estes, Sheri Cole and Brian, aunt and uncle Doris and Lyn Cole, uncle Freddy Gonsalves and family friend Ruth Henderson. She was predeceased by her godmother Pege Lama.
Funeral services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI 02842.

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Melissa Coite wrote on Jan 25, 2023:

"I am sending my condolences to my uncle Jimmy I am so sorry for your lost, if you need to talk anything you know where I live. "

Carolyn mock wrote on Jan 22, 2023:

"my Dear breaks my Heart that you are gone ..u were my rock.Mt strength .i will miss our outings .Our Chatting at nights.They say God takes the best...i hope us are dancing in the Sky..miss you girl. your friend Carol.Sleep with the Angels..Xo"

Virginia E DelNero wrote on Jan 22, 2023:

"My condolences to her family may she rip."

Charlotte Hall-Kiss wrote on Jan 20, 2023:

"My condolence to the family, and friends of Velvet. I went to school with Velvet from 3rd to 12th grade. We lost contact after school, but I did run into her a few years ago at the MLK were we talked about the old days, and our birthday party's we would have, and our mothers. I'm so glade I had the chance to see my dear friend, may she RIP. Charlotte Hall-Kiss "