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Ann (Urtz) Cotter

January 28, 1948 — March 28, 2024

Little Falls, New York


Ann (Urtz) Cotter, 76, of Little Falls, NY and formerly of Ilion, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, March 28, 2024.  

Ann was born in Ilion on January 28, 1948, the daughter of the late Richard and Peggy (Dwyer) Urtz. Ann was a 1966 graduate of Ilion High School. She also graduated from Herkimer County Community College with an Associates Degree in accounting. On December 15, 1983, in Annunciation Church in Ilion, Ann was joined in marriage to the love of her life, James “Jimmy” Cotter, who predeceased her in 2002. Ann and Jimmy spent many summers at their camp at Half Moon Beach in Piseco where they developed many life-long friendships and memories. Ann was employed by Remington Arms for many years working in the business office. She also held employment with Utica Mutual Insurance at one time. Ann was a communicant of Holy Family Parish in Little Falls and a member of its Rosary Society. She also volunteered with the Red Cross and Piseco Lake Fire Department Auxiliary. Ann was an avid Syracuse Orange fan attending many home games.  

Ann is survived by her beloved family which includes her brother, Steven Urtz and wife Celenna of Fort Mohave, Az., her three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Noreen and Stan Zysk, Liz and Rod Pritchard, and Cathy and Dave Carpineti, all of Little Falls. She also leaves her beloved nieces and nephews, Jeff Urtz, Chris and Shannon Urtz, Lisa Urtz, Albert Scott and Katrina Kile, Andy and Sharon Zysk, Walt and Alicia Zysk, Shauna Cone, Laura and Manny Cruz, Ellen Cone, Bill Carpineti, Kait and Sean Regan, and Nora Sullivan. Survivors also include several great nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends.  Ann was predeceased by her husband Jimmy, her parents Richard and Peggy Urtz, her father- in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Helen Cotter, brothers, Tom and Robert Urtz, sister-in-law, Cecelia Urtz, brother-in-law, Eddie Cotter, nephews, Jimmy Zysk and Jason Sullivan. 

Per Ann’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Brian Slezak, pastor, at Holy Family Parish, corner of East Main and John Streets, Little Falls on Friday, April 5, 2024 a 11am.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider and send donations in Ann’s memory to Holy Family Parish, Little Falls or Rescue Mission, Utica.  Committal service will be held later in the spring at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Herkimer.  Arrangements for Ann are under the direction and care of the locally owned and operated Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131. 
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