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Bates, Marie E.

Bates, Marie resized

Marie E. Bates of Dedham passed away on January 15, 2014, after a 6-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. She was 85. Born in Boston, on September 7, 1928 she graduated from Mission High School.

Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Robert J. Bates, and cherished mother of Nancy and Linda of North Easton.  Marie is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Kelly of Dedham, Elizabeth’s daughters, Kathleen Kelly of Dedham and Barbara O’Coin of Walpole, and Elizabeth’s son, Charles Kelly of Dedham.

Marie worked for the US government and later in the personnel department at Bay Bank.

She enjoyed taking part in the senior exercise program in Dedham and senior trips in Needham. She adored her granddog, Ariel, and was an active member of Saint Susanna Parish.

Visiting hours are Fri 4-6 PM at Saint Susanna Church, 262 Needham St., Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Marie’s life on Sat. at 9 AM at Saint Susanna Church and a reception in the parish hall immediately following the service.  Interment in Brookdale Cemetery.  Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Saint Susanna Solar Fund at the address listed above.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Scott Perry
    February 12th, 2014 | 8:17 am

    Nancy,Linda and family: I was so saddened learning of your mother (and my mother-in law’s) passing. She was the light of our lives, and I will never forget the many times spent together, whether it be at family functions, at your house on Corbett, or at Jimmy’s Harborside restaurant Her smile was infectious and those meals she cooked!! I will NEVER forget the times we shared, and will ALWAYS regret not staying as close as I wished I had. Being a Reverend I will continue to include you in my prayers. May God continue to bless you and your family.
    With deepest love, Scott 781 414 9117

  2. February 12th, 2014 | 9:07 am

    Again, my deepest prayers and thoughts go to you and your loving family. The memories shared with Marie, my loving mother-in-law will never be forgotten. The closeness of those near and dear to her will always be a loving example of what love means. I think of her often, and also Bob, Hanna Linda and my sorely missed love,Nancy. The laughs we shared, and sadly some tragedies, will always be kept close to my heart. As a Reverend, I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless. Scott 781 414 9117

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