Obituaries

Bates-Simpson, Eileen

March 16th, 2008

Eileen M. (Hobart) Bates-Simpson, age 74, of Florida, formerly of Burlington, MA, recently passed away in Vero Beach, Florida.

Born and raised in Burlington, MA on October 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late William Hobart, Jr. and Blanche A. (Lawson) Hobart. Eileen was a graduate of Burlington High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by TRW as a machine operator and also as a quality control supervisor at Cherry & Webb. For twenty years she was secretary to the Vice Principal at Burlington High School before moving to Florida. She was also a pivotal part of N.C. Concepts, a machine sales company founded by her beloved husband. Together they traveled to Asia and throughout North America for business as well as the Caribbean for pleasure.

She was a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church and also attended the Vero Beach Methodist Church.

Eileen leaves her loving husband Donald L. Simpson, Sr. as well as her four children from her former marriage to the late Russell Bates, they are Russell Bates of Londonderry, NH, Nancy Bates of Pittsfield, NH, Cynthia Bates of Austin, TX and David Bates of Burlington, MA, she is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 4 step-children, and 6 step-grandchildren.

Eileen’s funeral services will take place on Tuesday, March 25th at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Monday, March 24th at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Eileen’s name may be made to the VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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