Patricia Connolly Bates, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, 2010 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born on March 28, 1930 in Plainfield, NJ. She lived most of her life in Montgomery, AL before moving to Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husband Hunter Lee Bates; her sister Mary Sutton; her sister-in-law Mary Connolly; and her son-in-law Rick Duncan. She is survived by her daughters Cheryl Fletcher of Suwanee, GA and Donna Duncan of Las Vegas, NV and her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Marilyn Bates of Clearwater, FL; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother John Connolly of Myers Town, PA; Brothers and Sisters- in-Law Percy Bates of Houston, TX; Lillian and Hank Berry and TJ and Carolyn Bates of Richland, MS; nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members. Funeral Services will be held at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home in Montgomery, AL on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Noon with Father Jack Durkin presiding. Burial beside her husband to follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at Pat's home church, the Catholic Church of Saint Monica's in Duluth, Georgia in January.