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Lorraine F. Bates Zury

By LaVern Falcone

Lorraine Bates Zury, 86 of Bergen, NY, passed away peacefully on January 25th, 2023.

     Born, September 14, 1936, in Batavia, NY, daughter to the late Kenneth and Marion Welker Bates.

     She is survived by her companion Bill; 2 sons, Daniel (Lena) and Timothy (Late Grisel); Grandchildren, Keith Zury (Diana), Nicolette Zury Mendez (Alex); Great Grandchildren, Ellie and Derek. She is also survived by her siblings, Robert Bates (late Shirley), Ronald Bates (Robin) and Frank Bates (Barb), along with several nieces and nephews.

     She is predeceased by daughter, Renee Zury Stone, brother, Richard Bates, sisters, Joyce Bates Newcomb (late Robert) and Marjorie Bates Cunningham (late George).

     She is remembered as a caring mom, grandmother, aunt, and a person who never passed up the opportunity to light up and decorate her property to the relevant holiday at the time.

     Lorraine was a stay-at-home mother, she also worked early and later on in life for multiple years at Kodak, with some years spent at the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper.

     Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, St. Brigid Church location, 18 Gibson Street, Bergen, NY.  Burial will be at St. Brigid’s Cemetery in Bergen, NY.

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