2016-07-28 / Obituaries

Samantha Cates

Samantha “Sammie” Cates passed away Thursday July 21, 2016, wearing a “Sammie Strong” T-shirt at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough with her family by her side.

Sammie was born in Toronto, Canada, attending local schools and later graduating from Tilton Prep in New Hampshire. After attending Colby Sawyer College, she moved to Southern Maine, where she received her degree in behavioral science from Southern Maine Community College.

Most recently she worked at York County Corrections in Alfred.

She enjoyed crafts, roller blading, lunch dates, softball and attending her children’s sporting events.

Sammie is survived by her husband, Cash Cates of Biddeford, daughters Amethyst Hersom of Portland and Cassidy Cates of Kennebunk, sons Bailey and C.J. Thorne of Biddeford, Cameron Cates of Biddeford and Ajay Cates of Hollis, her mother, brothers and sisters.

Private services will be held by the family.

For those wishing to post condolences, please visit www.dcpate.com.

Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral and Cremation of Saco have been entrusted with her arrangements.

For those who wish to make memorial contributions in her honor, please consider The Cates Family Trust c/o 21 Indian Ridge Dr., Biddeford, Maine 04005.

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