Thomas E. Cotter Jr., of Hauppauge, NY (formerly of Smithtown) L.I. on November 17, 2010. Retired Deputy Chief of the New York City Fire Department. Cherished Husband of Helen. Loving Father of the late Thomas, Kathleen (Kenneth) Preuss, Michael (Daylene), Patricia (Frank), Mary (Patrick) O’Brien, James (Marian), Eileen (David) Campbell. Beloved Pop of 15 & Great Pop of 3. Devoted Brother of James & Jeanne Donavan. Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home-South Chapel, 829 Middle Country Road, Route 25, St. James on Saturday 7-9pm & Sunday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to NYC Firefighters Burn Center, NY, NY.