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Kathleen Frances "Queenie" Parrett, 95, formerly of Pine Avenue, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 1997) in Gardens at Manhattan Nursing Home in Buffalo after a long illness.

The former Kathleen Bates was a native of England and moved to Welland, Ont., in 1919 and, after her marriage, to Niagara Falls in 1923. Mrs. Parrett worked for Union Carbide Corp. during World War II. During the 1950s, she worked for the Tastee Freeze at 69th Street and Buffalo Avenue and was a cook at the Clock Restaurant at 18th Street and Pine Avenue.

She was a member of the British American Legion. She also played pinochle and was an avid bingo player.

Her husband, William J., died in 1960.

Survivors include a son, Leonard C. of Lewiston; two daughters, Kathleen "Marge" Darby of Grand Island, and Violet E. Albion of Lewiston; a brother, Victor Bates of Rochester; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.

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