Eileen Jane Bateman
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WELLS, Maine - Eileen Jane Bateman, 85 years, a resident of Wells, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at York Hospital.
Eileen was born November 21, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Alice (McMahon) and William Bateman.
She grew up in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, and without parents after the age of 11. She graduated from the class of 1946 of Washington Irving High School in New York City. In 1949 she received her Registered Nurse Diploma from Brooklyn State Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. In 1956, she graduated from St. Simmons School for Laboratory Techniques located in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree in 1960 from New York University, and a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Nursing in 1963.
Eileen moved to Maine in 1969 after working as the coordinator of Paramedical Rehabilitative Services at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. and then Assistant Director Public Health Nursing in Greenwich, Conn. She worked at Westbrook College until 1976 when she went to Northern Essex Community College (AD) in Haverhill, Mass. In 1982 she established the nongeneric B.S. and B.S. Nursing Program at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She also established the Teaching, Learning Cooperative (TLC) continuing education business for New England, which she continued to actively teach until the time of her death.
In 1970 she became an expert nurse consultant for multiple law and pharmaceutical firms on the Eastern Coast, as well as the Department of Health and Human Resources for the State of Maine.
She was proud and honored to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nurses Honor Society. Most importantly, she valued being a nurse and continually learning, looking to the future of health care and imparting her knowledge.
She had a great love for her Great Danes.
She leaves behind her good friend Lona Davis.
There are no services.
Donations in Eileen's memory can be made to York Hospital Cardiology Department or the animal rescue of your choice.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, PO Box 910, Wells, Maine 04090.
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Published in Fosters from June 27 to June 30, 2013