Constance Cecile "Connie" Bates

OLD TOWN - Constance "Connie" Cecile Bates, 87, died April 27, 2013, at a Bangor nursing facility. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Old Town, daughter of Leon and Odelie (St. Pierre) Madore.

Connie's biggest accomplishment was obtaining her GED at the age of 65, she was very proud of herself. She enjoyed bowling at Old Town Bowling Lane and was an avid Bingo player at the KC Hall in Old Town. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars and belonged to Old Town/Orono Senior Club and was a member of Holy Family Church, Old Town.

She is survived by granddaughter, Lynann and Cory Grandmont of Glenburn; children, Alan and wife, Lisa Bates, of Bradley, Christine and husband, Charles Daniels, of Orono, Timothy Bates of Plymouth, Mass., and Tina Roberts of Old Town; grandchildren, Jonathan Roberts of Milford and Chuck Daniels; great-grandchildren, Emily Roberts and Brandon Ketchen; special nephew, Carl Bertram; special niece, Diane Lambert; and several nieces and nephews. Connie was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Bates; five brothers, Leonard, Everest, Norman, Paul and Raymond Madore; and two sisters, Delores Madden and Yvonne Bertram. Connie had a great sense of humor, always smiling, and loved to laugh. She lived with her granddaughter for the past few years and accomplished a lot more in life than she ever had experienced. Words can hardly express our gratitude towards the entire staff of Kindred Westgate, Bangor, for their outstanding care and kindness over the past year. While there, she gained more friends, memories and love from all who met her. Having you in our home over these past years, gave us much joy and happiness, we will forever love and miss you, until we see you again, raise some cane with those monkeys of yours, Lyn and Cory.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family Parish, 429 Main St., Old Town, with the Rev. Wilfred Labbe, celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Old Town, after the service. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 30, 2013