Ashley Bates

ashley bates
Holley: Suddenly in an automobile accident, Saturday, March 1, 2008 at age 19. Ashley is survived by her parents, Brian (Valerie) Collins, grandmother, Constance Nauratil; brother, Ronald Spataro; sister, Kristina Bates; uncle, William (Carol) Nauratil; granduncle, Joseph Ilardo; many other relatives; many friends. Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 9:00A.M. at St. Mark's Church, 54 Kuhn Road. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Hospice, 4 Planet Street, Rochester NY 14606 in her memory.

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  1. .To the Collins Family;
    I want you to know that there are many people in your community sending you prayers and good thoughts during this sad time. God Bless.

  2. Ash i will miss you very much you were such a sweet heart and you knew how to make people smile and you touched everyone in a special way i will miss you but you are with the angels now now they can see what a kind loving person you are.

  3. Ashley (Aunt Ashley),

    We all feel so blessed to have had you in our lives…to have shared the memories we have…laugh, cry and share the silly moments together. You are flying with the angels, and we will Love and Miss you ALWAYS!!

  4. Ashley was a vibrant intelligent and eloquent person that made you smile. Ashley always made me feel good and made work fun. I will miss her beautiful smile but I see her when I look toward the clouds. God bless her family and friends

  5. Ashley was w wounderful person and very caring. She had a big heart and would do her best o make someone happy. I new ashley by going to school and went to CNA classes with her i will miss her. I am very sorry for her families lose. she would have made someone very happy in her furture. I am soory.

  6. ashley will always be in our hearts and in our minds and will never be forgotten. val and family, if you guys need anything give me a call. i love you guys and i love ashley. she was like family. take care and god bless

  7. Ashley, I am going to miss that smile and seeing you get crazy on the dance floor at Liquid. You are an Angel and I love you and I am going to miss you girl. To the family May God Bless you at this time, rememer Ashley was and is a special person and she will truly be missed by many.
    Marvin Wingate aka Bookman

  8. Ashley, you will truely be missed. you are loved by everyone… you were the greatest freind i could ever wish for.i love you … To Val, Brian and family, i am truely sorry for your loss Ashley will be in my thoughts and prayers always

  9. Brian and Val, our hearts and thoughts are with you. We will miss Ashley, her beautiful eyes and smile, her wonderful sense of humor and her kindness. We love you both and are here to help in any way we can. Love, Al and Deb

  10. Dear Ashley,

    I will always remember how you made laugh and your carefree spirit. Some of the happiest times in my life were spendt with you and Tina singing and dancing in the kitchen. Many times I would forget you were my daughter because I truely thought of you as a friend. I love you, mom


  12. Dear Tina and Family~
    I am very sorry for you loss!! i am hear for you anytime you need somone, and so is everybody else. i am thinking of you and your family each and everyday. you are in my prayers. just be strong and keep your head up. So sorry!!
    Your Truly, Molly Horst

  13. Dear Val and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do let me know.

  14. Her Journey’s Just Begun

    Don’t think of her as gone away-

    Her journey has just begun

    Life holds many facets

    The Earth is only one

    Just think of her as resting

    From the sorrows and the tears

    In a place of warmth and comfort

    Where there are no days and years

    Think how she must be wishing

    That we could know today

    How nothing but our sadness can really pass away

    And think of her as living

    In the hearts of those she touched

    For nothing loved is ever lost-

    And she was loved so much.

    ~ Ellen Brenneman

  15. I am So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. I wish you and your family the best of luck in the future.

  16. I remember Ashley one family celebration many years ago when she was just a little girl, with large eyes and a special smile. She was wondering ‘who are all these people’! Her Grandma & Grandpa Bates had brought her and Kristina to Aunt Mary and Uncle Gene’s. She was so inquisitive and she was so protective of Kristina, not leaving her side. I pray the memories being shared now will add to those you all have together and somehow enrich you. May the love you shared help you through this time, knowing that the love and joy will stay forever. May the thoughts and prayers of so many give you strength!

    In blessings,
    Marlene Fumia

  17. It has been one month since we said our goodbyes to you. The pain is as real today as it was the day we heard about this tragedy. Little did we know, that angel born on 08-08-88 would have such an impact on our lives. We have quietly stood by hoping that we would be able to have you in our lives. Our love for you never ceased thru the years and never will. We now pray that you will help us get in touch with Kristina so that she will also know that we love both of you.

  18. Kristina,
    We are bound by blood, and now we share a broken heart. Please know that we love you, but by circumstances & events we haven’t been able to be with you. I know that Ashley will keep us together until there is a time that we will meet.
    Love you,
    Grandma & Grampa

  19. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. Ashley was a nice person to work with.
    Angel-ex co-worker @SMH Emergency Dep’t.

  20. My sincere and deepest sympathy are with all of you. Please know you’ll be in my prayers and thoughts. My youngest daughter is the same age as your beloved, Ashley, and I can’t even begin to know what your family is suffering. May it bring you some comfort to know others hold you all in their hearts during this time of great sorrow.
    With the Love and Peace of Jesus and Mother Mary,
    A close Friend of Joe Ilardo, Denise

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Ashley will always be in my heart. She was a very sweet and friendly person, and truly touched my life. God bless.
    Mrs. Shultz

  22. The family has our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Ashley is with the almighty and will be cared for in eternity. Special thoughts for Kristina as she grieves for her Sister.

  23. To Ashley FAmily ,Sorry for your loss also know that we where not much of a family to Ashley in the years .But do remember when she and Christina where younger . We are a great-Aunt and Uncle to them thru Joyce and CArl Bates.Mary and Eugene Clark

  24. To Ashley’s family: My deepest condolences to all of you in this time of grief. I will always remember Ashley as the warm and caring young girl I worked with when she was in 4th & 5th grade, and I know how much joy she brought you. I was unable to come to the funeral home on Tuesday, but want you to know you are in my prayers.

  25. To The Family of Ashley Bates –

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Time, Events and circumstances got in the way of truly knowing Ashley through her 19 years of life. Those are things I will regret. However, I knew her as a beautiful and vibrant child. In the kingdowm of God where she now reigns she will remain the beautiful and vibrant Angel that she has become; and this is the way. I will choose to remember her. My prayers and thoughts especially go out to Christinia during the mourning of her sister. May God Be With You.

    Be Free Ashley,

    Tracy Clark

  26. Today is the day so plan to be your best.
    You have the chance to pass the ultimate test.
    Lift your head up high and open your eyes to see.
    Let your mind wander and be what you can be.
    Stand up be your all, show your strength and your skill.
    You have a mission that only you can fulfill.
    With life you get just one, but many times to try
    To show all the world, how high you can fly.
    Just open up your wings, you know what to do
    One little decision and you’ll be like an eagle, too.


  27. Uncle Brian, Val, and Tina,
    I am so sorry for your loss. To think of any valid reason why this was done is just unfathomable. If there is anything you need, please do not ever hesitate to contact me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. Val, Brian and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the accident and the passing of Ashley. Thinking of you all. Blessings….

    Mike and Mary Rich (sister of Tracey A. Jones, Aunt to Miss Amber, and little Lorriana).

  29. Val, Brian, Ron & Tina,
    Words cannot express how we feel for you at this time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ashley was a wonderful caring, compassionate person. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. She loved you all very much, and we know she’ll be in your hearts forever.

  30. Val, I was so sad to hear about the accident and Ashley’s passing. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. I know there will be hard days for you, but you can always count on your family and Lynda for love and support.

    I will always remember Ashley for her beautiful smile and kind nature.

    I’m sending you love and I’ll always be here if you need some support or a shoulder to cry on.

  31. We give our prayers to you and your family for your loss of a loved one, and to my son Rony stay strong for yourself in these times.

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