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Florence Bernice Coates

August 25, 1931 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 88)


NASHUA- Florence B. (Cuozzo) Coates, 88, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, February 25, 2020, at her home.

Florence was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1931 and was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Shamanski) Cuozzo.

She proudly received her education from Columbia University where she graduated with her Masters.

For over 40 years, she truly dedicated her life to working as a registered nurse. Florence had a kind heart and put her heart and soul into her work. For many years she also was employed as a professor for Columbia University. She was elected into the Teacher’s Hall of Fame at Columbia University in 2013.

Florence never fell short of being a proud and extremely loving mother to her three boys.

She is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey Coates and his wife Stacy of Pennsylvania, John Coates and his wife Lori of Chicago, and David Coates of Nashua; his four grandchildren, Johnny Coates of Ohio, Jamie Coates of Chicago, Brian Coates of Florida, and Daniel Coates of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her two siblings, Eleanor Bruley of New Jersey and Mary Louis Cuozzo of Pennsylvania and her niece Mary Ann Cegerenko of New Jersey.

Florence was predeceased by her brother Jack Cuozzo.

Relatives and friends are invited to Florence’s Funeral Mass on SATURDAY, February 29th at 10 AM in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua. Her interment will take place at the convenience of her family and she will be interred in Ferncliff Cemetery in New York. Arrangements entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES.

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Funeral Mass
February 29, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church, Spring Street, Florence&, Nashua

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