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April 21, 2012
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Virginia Bates, beloved wife of the late Brazier "Wes" Bates died Saturday, April 21 in Wellesley, Massachusetts after a long battle with vascular dementia. "Ginny" and Wes were married for almost 60 years. Ginny leaves behind three children, Sherry Bates Walker of Needham, Massachusetts and her husband John, Wesley Bates of Mays Landing, NJ and his wife Karen and Virginia Hummel of Glassboro, NJ. And her husband Paul. She is also surrived by her 10 grandchildren, Shannon Walker, Thomas Walker IV, Ryan Walker, Justin Walker and Kara-Jane Walker, Kory Anne Bates, Wesley Bates, Virginia Oksten, John Eachus and Jamie Martin. and 7 great grandchildren.
Ginny was born and grew up in Pleasantville, NJ and graduated from Pleasantville High School. After she married, Ginny and Wes briefly lived in Atlantic City, then lived in Pleasantville, Northfield, Marmora and Mays Landing over the years. When Ginny became ill, she was moved to Massachusetts to be near her daughter.
Ginny especially loved her family, square dancing, round dancing, camping, traveling and walking the boardwalk in Atlantic City. She worked for the Atlantic City Press typing copy before her children were born, then she was a full time homemaker.
She will continue to be greatly loved and always missed by her family and friends.
Visiting Hours will be held at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Wednesday, April 25 from 7 to 8 p.m., concluding with a service at 8pm. Internment will be on Saturday, April 28 in Pleasantville, NJ. . In lieu of flowers donations in Ginny's name may be made to the Newton Wellesley Alzheimer's Center, 694 Worcester St, Wellesley MA 02482.