WILTON — Nancy Grace Coates, 69, of Wilton died Saturday, April 1, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elise and Alan Paradis, in Wilton.

She was born May 10, 1947, in Waterbury, Conn., a daughter of Earle D. and Grace (Langill) Cooper. She was a graduate of the Waterbury School of Nursing and Charter Oak College, New Britain, Conn.

On Aug. 16, 1975, she married James “Jim” Bradley Coates. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a registered nurse for 48 years.

She is survived by a son, Douglas Edward Coates of Massachusetts.; a daughter, Elise E. Paradis and son-in-law, Alan G. Paradis of Wilton; a brother, Douglas Earle Cooper of Massachusetts; three sisters, June C. Gartland of Gouldsboro, Pa.; Harriet L. Doehr of Meriden, Conn. and Jeannette E. Cooper of Naugutuck, Conn.; and two grandchildren: Aurora and Samantha.

She was predeceased by her husband.

Her family invites you to honor her lifetime by sharing condolences and tributes on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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