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Real "Coco" Cormier dies at 84

June 09, 2020
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Longtime trainer-driver Real “Coco” Cormier died Friday, June 5. He was 84.
 
Mr. Cormier and his wife Tracy owned the Pinehurst track restaurant for the past 24 years.

Originally from Quebec, his love of horses started at the age of 7, delivering milk door to door with his first horse Jessie. He came to the United States in his early 20s and began his career as a trainer and driver. He raced in the New York/New Jersey area and in his career had more than 1,500 driving wins.

The Cormiers moved to Pinehurst so he could train horses and decided to buy the restaurant on the grounds. They quickly became a local favorite with their famous blueberry pancakes.

Mr. Cormier was loved by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife, Tracy; their daughter, Danielle; two other children, Lee (Linda) and Darcy (Tom) Reynolds; grandchildren, Adrian, Briana, and Calvin; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Tanner.

He will be laid to rest in his hometown in Quebec.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.

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