Obituary of Rosario “Chari” Benigna de Regil Coote
Rosario “Chari” Benigna de Regil Coote of Slidell, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was 88 years old. Born May 26, 1932 in Acapulco, Mexico, she immigrated to the U.S. at age 3, grew up, married, and raised her family in New Orleans. After spending 1978 to 1982 in Greenville, Mississippi, she lived the past thirty-eight years in Slidell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald John “Jack” Coote Sr.; her parents, Francisco Eduardo de Regil and Alicia Massa de Regil; and her siblings Alicia “Licha” de Regil Ammon and Francisco “Quico” de Regil Jr. She is survived by her eight children, Reginald John “Jack” Coote Jr. (Deborah), Ronald Coote (Joy), Evelyn “Dolly” Bergeron, David Coote (Beryl), Christopher Coote Sr., Peter Coote (Joan), Philip Coote (Wendy), and Alicia Perilloux (Brannon); nineteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A homemaker and bookkeeper/manager for several retail businesses in the Greater New Orleans area, Chari was a devoted, lifelong Catholic who actively supported the Church and its various ministries, including assisting those less fortunate and the propagation of the Faith. Through the years she was a parishioner in various parishes including St. Margaret Mary Church in Slidell, LA, St. Joseph Church in Greenville, MS, and Resurrection of our Lord Church in New Orleans East.
The family wishes to recognize and thank the staff at Trinity Neurologic Rehabilitation Center in Slidell for their exceptional care of and empathy for Chari over the past five years.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosario Benigna de Regil Coote, please visit Tribute Store
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