Obituary of Linda E. Bates
Linda E. Bates, 74, of Danielson, CT, was called home to the Lord on June 14, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT after a brief illness.
Linda was born April 2, 1947 in Burlington, Vermont, daughter to Rachel Jermyn. Linda was the oldest of nine children and was the beloved wife of 56 years to Rene Bates Sr. Linda was the matriarch of a large and extended family. She had six children, Richard Bates of Plainfield, CT, Mary Bates of Danielson, CT, Michael Bates with his wife Lisa Bates of Tennessee, Rene Bates with his wife Liz Bates of Putnam, CT, Randy Bates of Danielson, CT and Robert Bates of Chaplin, CT. 17 grandchildren and 19 great grand children, an achievement she was most proud of.
Linda gave her entire life to enriching and nurturing each of her family members and left a lasting impression on all of that were lucky enough to encounter her love. She was especially fond of the holidays when she would pack her growing family into her home each year until eventually renting a hall seemed more efficient. Linda was a devoted Communicant of Saint James Church for nearly 40 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM in Saint James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT. Burial will follow in Westfield Cemetery Danielson, CT. A Calling Hour will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com