Ida M. Coates

October 14th, 2016

Ida M. Coates, age 91, of East Wakefield, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 13, 2016.

Ida was born on April 7, 1925 in Reading, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Harold and Elvera (Chambers) Hardy.

Ida married Benjamin Coates in 1945; they moved to Wilmington, where they raised their children. Ida and Ben lived in Wilmington for more than 45 years before relocating to New Hampshire. They shared 65 years of marriage before Ben’s passing in 2011.

Ida is the beloved wife of the late Benjamin L. Coates, devoted mother of Harold Coates & his wife Donna of Salisbury, Thomas Coates & his wife Anne of Wilmington, Charlotte “Cece” Zolt & her husband Jeff of Wilmington, the late Benjamin Coates & his wife Diana of East Wakefield, NH and the late Frank Coates & his wife Mary Jo of Florida, loving grandmother of 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, dear sister of Jack Hardy & his wife Arlene of Florida and the late Ben Hardy, Paul Dunham, Blanche Carter and Charlotte Duggan. Ida is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA on Monday, October 17th at 12:30 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ida’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Ida M. Coates”

  1. Thomas Gates says:

    sorry for your loss Tom,and rest of family I can’t remember.she was a wonderful person!!

  2. Mimi McHugh (McCabe) says:

    CeCe and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I will keep you all in my prayers. May you find comfort in all your happy memories.

  3. Tracey ether kliros says:

    Dear. Coates family I am safe to hear of ida passing she was a great lady she always took great care of me when I came over to play with the boys I had great memories of her again so sorry

    Tracey ether kliros and family

  4. Carol holden says:

    Sorry to hear about mom prayers and thoughts are with you .carol

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