SPRINGFIELD — Laurie L. Bateman, 54, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019, in hospice care at Genesis in Lebanon, with family and friends by her side, after a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. Laurie was born in Claremont on Oct. 8, 1965, to John "Jack" and Linda (Bergeron) Bateman. She was raised in Cornish. She attended Cornish Elementary and was a multiple sports athlete in school. She was chosen to represent Stevens High in the NH/VT Lions Cup Soccer Tournament. She graduated from Stevens High School, Class of 1983, and attended Keene State College. Laurie had worked for Charter Trust and Ledyard Financial Services, New London, and retired from Ledyard Financial Services as an administrative assistant in 2013, due to failing health. She was very proud of her accomplishments. Laurie was a huge fan of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. She loved NASCAR, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Aerosmith. She loved her family, home, a good party, music, travel and Camp Cockeye. Laurie is survived by two daughters, Erika Kainu of Warner and Selena Lee of Springfield; parents, Jack and Eileen Bateman of Canaan; her brother Jeff (Christine) Bateman of Claremont; stepsister Christie (Arthur) Grey of Enfield; stepbrother Tom Buckwold of Plainfield; and guardian Laura (Dallas) Patten of Springfield. She leaves several special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Laurie leaves behind a large network of friends who loved her and remained close and many who helped in her final months. A special thank you to her dearest friend Sandra Sanderson, Kathy-Lynn Nolin, Donnie Foster, Christie, Laura and Aunt Judy Murray. Thank you, Dorothy, for being her best roommate at Genesis. A special thank you to Oncology & Neurology at DHMC, for years of treatment and care for Laurie. Thank you to Genesis and BAYADA for care in her final months. She is gone way too soon, but she leaves us with memories to share. "Not a day goes by that we don't think of you, and smile or cry or both." A gathering is planned for summer 2020 to celebrate Laurie's life. Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, Claremont, assisted the family with arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, visit www.stringerfh.com.

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