Paul Michael Bates Sr., 85, husband of Betsy Bates, passed away unexpectedly May 17, 2011, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

A complete obituary will be published later and services announced by the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.

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