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Ruth Evelyn Coty 1928 - 2012 PITTSFIELD Ruth Evelyn Coty, 84, of 21 Cromwell Ave., Pittsfield, died June 22, 2012, peacefully at home after a long illness. She was born April 11, 1928, in Pittsfield, daughter of the late Harvey and Mae Penney Norton; she was educated in local schools. Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph E. Coty, whom she married on Feb. 23, 1946, at Notre Dame Church. Besides her husband, Ruth is survived by her three children, Joseph Coty, Jr. and his wife, Leslie, of Roanoke, Va., Linda Strang and her husband, Steven, of Asheville, N.C., and Patricia Kinnas and her husband, Dudley, of Pittsfield; three grandchildren, Matthew Coty and his wife, Sharon, Eric Strang, and Kaitlyn Kinnas; a special niece, Debbie Gable of The Villages, Fla., along with several other wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, Kenneth, George and Ernest Norton, and two sisters, Viola Shultis and Mildred Trombley. MEMORIAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's name to Alzheimer's and related disorders in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 26, 2012
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