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Eileen E. Bates

November 4, 1934 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 87)

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Mt. Arlington:  Eileen E. Bates passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at her home.  She was 87 years of age.

Eileen was born in the Berkshire Valley section of Jefferson Twp. and lived there all her life until moving to Mt. Arlington three years ago. 

Ms. Bates graduated Roxbury High School, Class of 1952 and was a secretary for the V.P. of JCP&L located in Convent Station.  She retired in 1994 after 40 years of service.

Eileen was a lifelong, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley where she was an Elder, Deacon & Choir Director.  She also assisted with the music during Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Presbyterian Women.

Predeceased by her parents:  Daniel E. Sr. and Katheryn Bates 

Brothers: John, Donald, Charles and Raymond Bates

Sisters: Betty Haycock, Margaret Bostedo, Maurietta Estler and Patricia Thompson.

Survived by her brothers: Daniel E. Jr., William, and Gerald Bates

Sisters: Jane Kish, Joan Fogg and Muriel Thompson.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Visitation will be held 2-5pm on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.

A funeral service will be held 11am on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley, 635 Berkshire Valley Rd., Wharton, NJ 07885.

Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

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February 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bermingham Funeral Home
216 S. Main Street
Wharton, NJ 07885

Funeral Service
February 21, 2022

11:00 AM
The First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley
635 Berkshire Valley Road
Wharton, NJ 07885

Interment following funeral service
February 21, 2022

Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Cemetery
635 Berkshire Valley Road
Wharton, NJ 07885

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