Karen M. Bates
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South Berwick, Maine - On Friday, November 8, 2019, Karen M. Bates of South Berwick, Maine, wife of the late Darrel R. Bates, passed away at the age of 80 after a rapid decline in health. Her daughter Karyn, son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Natasha, and granddaughter April were by her side when she passed.
Karen was born in Waltham, on July 29, 1939 to the late Mary and Mark Maloney. Karen leaves four siblings, Joanne Tocci and her husband, "Toss" of Chandler, Ariz., Billy Maloney of Cambridge, VT, Cathy Farrell and her husband Connie of York, Maine, and Judy Callahan and her husband Larry of Brockton, Mass. Karen is survived by her two children and three step-children, Nicolas Bates and his wife, Natasha of Prince Frederick, Md., Karyn Noelle and her husband, Ty Atherholt of Wilmington, Vt., Danny Bates and his wife Kathleen of Chatham, Billie Bates of Chatham, and Terry Bassett and her husband Herb of Chatham; her son, Christopher D. Bates predeceased her in 1993. She leaves twelve grandchildren, April and Megan Maguire, Jacquie and Nate Bates, Luther and Austin Bates, Cooper and Katheryn Kelsey, Annie Haven, Rebecca Brooks, Herb Bassett, Dorothy Bassett and seven great-grandchildren, Lucy and Mya Bates, Sonia and Hallie Haven, Christopher and Brinley Brooks, Xander Bates and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Catholic funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 15th, at 11 a.m. in St. Raphael's Church, 6 Whipple Road, Kittery, Maine. Interment will follow at the West Parish Cemetery, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to a luncheon at the Chateau Restaurant, 131 River Road, Andover, MA from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation in the name of Karen M. Bates to Hospice of Southern Maine www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.
Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine is directing arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 14, 2019

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