|Birth: ||May 4, 1896|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1991|
Ruth M. (Sawtelle) Bates , 95, of 612 Hazard Ave., a retired 45-year seamstress at Totsy Manufacturing Co. in Holyoke, died Thursday in a local nursing home.
Born in East Jaffrey, N.H., she lived in East Longmeadow most of her life. She was a past president of the American Legion Post 293 Auxiliary in East Longmeadow, and worshipped at East Longmeadow Congregational Church.
Her husband, Wilson F. Bates , died in 1973, and a son, Paul C. Bates , in 1982.
She leaves another son, Donald W. of East Longmeadow; two daughters, Jean A. Falk and Shirley Plante of East Longmeadow, and 11 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday in Hillings Hill Cemetery. Hafey East Longmeadow Chapels is in charge, and memorial contributions may be made to any charity.
[Published in the Springfield Republican.]
Billings Hill Cemetery
Created by: Beckie Cross
Record added: Oct 21, 2009
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