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Elmer Bates

1931 - 2015 SPRINGFIELD, VT. Elmer F. Bates, 83, of Mineral street, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Springfield Hospital from complications from Pneumonia. Elmer was born July 23,1931 in Dunham, Canada the son of John and Mary (Buck) Bates. He attended school in Canada. Following school, Elmer worked for himself as a Logger in Vermont and New Hampshire. Elmer enjoyed refurbishing antique wood stoves and selling them, and also having coffee with friends at McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts. On February 11, 1956 in Claremont N.H., Elmer married Barbara L. Pockett who predeceased him in 2005. He was also predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Charles. Mr. Bates is survived by one son, Michael of Athens VT, three daughters, Judy Bates of Rockingham, VT, Sam Harrington of Westminster, VT. and Maureen Thompson of Westminster, VT, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be calling hours on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a funeral service on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster, St. Bellows Falls, VT with a burial to follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls, VT.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 30, 2015
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