BRADLEY – Sally J. Cates, 52, passed away June 3, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Jan. 22, 1961, in Bangor, daughter of David and Eleanor Stover.
She attended Orono High School and graduated in 1979. She was a member of Womens Auxillary for American Legion Post No. 75. Sally was known to be the most loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was always putting others before herself. Sally was often comforting others regarding her battle with cancer. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Cates; daughters, Brittney Comstock and Lauren Cates; sons-in-law, Steve Comstock and Nick Myers; beloved grandaughter, Aislynn Myers; brother, David Stover of Hermon; sister, Margaret Madaffari of Norwalk, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Eleanor Stover of Orono; and sister, Carol Hulbert of Old Town. Sally will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Riverside Cemetery, Bennoch Road, Orono. There will be a celebration of life held after the memorial service at American Legion Post No. 75.