Jeffrey D. Cate

February 28, 1957 - March 6, 2018

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A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring.


Jeffrey Dale Cate, 61, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed peacefully on March 6, 2018, at his home in Eliot. Jeff had been battling cancer with strength and courage this past year.

Jeffrey was born on February 28, 1957 in York, the son of George E. and Eleanor F. (Boston) Cate.

Jeff worked at Hanscom’s Truck Stop as a tractor trailer tire changer for 35 years. He was a hardworking, good humored man with an infectious laugh and so many stories. Jeff worked hard, sometimes six days a week, to provide for his family.

Jeff was an avid fan of NASCAR and loved old black-n-white movies. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and taking a day trip to see the truck and car shows in the area. He would help his buddies restore their prized possessions, a fast older model car! Upon entering his home, you could see his collections of favorite cars and NASCAR memorabilia. When he came home at night, he was content to spend time with his wife and kids. To complete their family, Jeff enjoyed his cats and dogs.

Jeffrey will be forever cherished and dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Jeffrey is lovingly survived by his wife of 39 years, Kim (Dinsmore) Cate; his ten children: Jamie, Douglas, Holly, Melynda, Kaleb, Brandon, Jesse, Clayton, Evan, and Garrett Cate; his eight grandchildren; and his two older sisters, Starr McClhinney and Phyllis Hampton.

A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to York Hospital Hospice, in partnership with Merrimack Valley Hospice, 127 Long Sands Rd., York, ME 03909.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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