Peter John Bates Sr.

Enfield, Maine

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I'll never forget the kindness your dad showed me as child when I would come to your house PJ. Sorry for you and your mom's loss.

‘May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.' (Numbers 6:24-26 NLT)

I'm so saddened to hear about this. My heart aches for the entire Bates family and all of their friends. May God be with them and help to comfort them, now and always.

Donna and P.J., Theresa and I offer our deepest condolences. Pete was one of the good guys and he will be missed greatly.You are in our prayers. Orrie and Theresa Perkins

So very sorry for your loss.

Donna and PJ, Phil and I are so sorry to hear about Peter. Peter was a true friend and made many of them where ever he went. Peter will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers to you both

Donna and family, sorry for your loss.

As I grew up with brother Pete, he showed me the world that I did not know, working on cars, working in the woods, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, taking our dates to the school dance, and reminding me I must graduate, showing me what hard work was and that it won't hurt, always willing to help . He was my best man for the big day. Through the years of raising our own families and going through trials and tribulations of life, staying in touch was hard to do. But whenever I showed up, I...

Donna, P. J. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Peter Sr. I will be praying that God comfort you both and the rest of your family at this time. He was such a great man and always had a nice thing to say. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs.

So sorry about your terrible loss. I pass by your home weekly. Ever since I met Peter at his son's funeral, I have always looked and hoped things were better for you all. I interpreted (sign language) for his sister Rachel. Peter seemed like a gracious and warm man. I am very very sorry.
Brenda (Gates, Williams) Gagnon (Enfield, ME)


Peter's Obituary

Peter Bates passed away in Enfield, Maine. Funeral Home Services for Peter are being provided by Clay Funeral Home - Lincoln. The obituary was featured in BDN Maine on May 6, 2014.