CAROLYN E. BATES, (78), peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center in Albany, New York.  She is survived by her son, Walter C. Bates (Laurie) and daughter, Liza Bates Demars (Michael); grandchildren Adam D. Martin (Karen) and Ashlee D. Martin (Geoff); great grandchildren Derek and Liam Martin.  There are no funeral services.  The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.