ORONO – Ruth A. Cota, 84, died Feb. 4, 2010, at an Orono health care facility. She was born March 26, 1925, in Orono, the daughter of Joseph and Maude Cota. Surviving are two sisters, Louise Bradbury and June Anderson; a brother, Ross Cota, all of Orono; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Lee, Karl, Harold, Norman and Lauren; and three sisters, Estelle, Joan and Jean. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Orono, at a date and time to be announced. Gifts in her memory may be sent to Hospice of St. Joseph, attention Nicole Heanssler, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638. A service of Brookings-Smith, LaBeau Chapel, 72 Main St., Orono.