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Michael Jon Cotton
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Obituary for Michael Jon Cotton

Michael Jon Cotton, 50, of Groveland, passed away at his home Monday July 9th.
He was born in Haverhill on September 15, 1967 the son of Keith Cotton of Groveland and Jean (Chapman) Cotton of Haverhill.

Michael was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School Class of 1984.

He was employed at Genzyme, Inc as a Quality Analyst.

Michael was adventurous and enjoyed traveling. His travels lead him to Peru, which inspired his spiritual journey. He also loved long rides with his friends on his Harley. On sunny days he liked going for rides with the top down in his Camaro. Michael cherished his Sunday ritual of going to the movies with his daughter and weekends spending time with his son and grandson, the best parts of his life. He was loved deeply by all his friends and family and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his parents, Keith Cotton and his wife Rachel of Groveland and Jean Cotton of Haverhill, children, Derek Cotton and his fiancée Alexandra Salois of Salisbury and Melissa Cotton of Newmarket, NH, a grandson Ryan Cotton, his life-long best friend, Robert Castonguay and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, July 18th, from 4-8 pm at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral service will follow the visitation at 8:15pm at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc., 50 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. To share a memory or for more information, please visit

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830





8:15 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Memorial Contribution

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Inc.

50 Federal Street
6th Floor
Boston, , Massachusetts 02110

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