Ardis I. Coston

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Ardis I. Coston
1925 - 2018
SALEM, Mass. - Ardis I. Coston, 92, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Danvers.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of Alton and Celia (Salisbury) MacPherson.
She graduated from Hartland Academy and married Francis Coston. She was employed for several years at the canning company in Massachusetts.
Ardis enjoyed cooking, playing cribbage, and camping both at Len Kay in New Hampshire and Moose Pond in Hartland. She loved being surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her two sons, Berry Coston and wife, Betty, of Salem, Mass.; and Don Coston and wife, Sonja, of Litchfield, Maine; sister, Arlene Updyke, of Pittsfield; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a very special friend and caregiver, Marie Robinson of Massachusetts.
She was predeceased by her parents; loving husband, Francis Coston; son, Larry Coston, and his wife, Janice; and brother, Donald MacPherson.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home, with her son, Berry, officiating. A gathering will follow at the funeral home. A spring committal will take place at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland.
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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 12, 2018
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