Lucielle L. Bates

Farmington – Lucille L. Bates, 79, of Vacation Estates Lane, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2007.

She was born in Bristol, Connecticut on August 27, 1928 the daughter of Hector and Ida (Lagasse) LaMothe.

Lucille enjoyed spending her time solving cryptograms, crocheting, and knitting but her greatest joy was her family – her 8 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bernard D. Bates Jr., sisters Jeanette Taylor, Rita Creedon, and her brother William LaMothe. She is survived by her children Brian Bates of Farmington, Maine, Richard Bates and wife Vickie of Sevierville, Tennessee, Bernard D. Bates III of Farmington, Maine, Mark Bates and wife Paula of Livermore, Maine, Patricia Abbott of Washington state, Diane Bates of Farmington, Maine, Mary Bates of Sevierville, Tennessee and Linda Bates of Bangor, Maine. She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren, Moira Strong, Sara Couture, Jacob Bates, Ronica Smith, Danielle Bates, Rebecca Couture, Amy Littlefield, Crystal Littlefield, Garth Winslow, Eric Winslow, Collin Sweatt, Stephanie Sweatt, Jenika Kelley and Jonathan Butman as well as her 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Visiting hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Route 2 in Farmington with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

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Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357