Monday, November 23, 2020

Louise M. Coates, 94

Scio, NY - Louise M. Coates, 94, of 4078 Pine Street passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital, one day shy of her 95th birthday. She was born November 22, 1925 in Rexville, NY the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Keegan) Birmingham. On November 18, 1948 in  Rexville she married Ralph Coates who predeceased her on February 22, 2013.

Louise has resided in Scio for several years, and was formerly employed by National Fuel Gas, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed walking, reading, watching the Buffalo Bills, and visiting with her many friends in the Scio community.

She is survived by her son, Gerry Coates of Solvang, California, two granddaughters, Megan (Brian) Ricci of Solvang, California, and Arin (Billy) Meade of Oakley, Utah, two great granddaughters, Brooklyn and Hannah Ricci, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband by three sisters, Gertrude McCormick, Mary Francisco, and Helen Murphy, and three brothers, Donald, Robert,  and Lynn Birmingham.

A private graveside service is being planned for a later date at Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio. Please consider memorial donations to the Scio Memorial Library, or Fairlawn Cemetery. To leave online condolences, please visit

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