ST. ALBANS – Louis E. Bates, age 88, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021 at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center from complications due to Covid 19, despite being fully vaccinated.

Family and friends are invited to Louis’s Life Celebration graveside service on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM in the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery in Fairfax. At the family’s request please wear a mask.

Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website for a full obituary and to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at

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