DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME
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161 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA 02763-1152
Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC
161 Commonwealth Avenue
Village of Attleboro Falls
North Attleboro, Massachusetts 02763
Located in the Historic Willard H. Robinson House, circa 1806.
Telephone: 508.695.0200 Toll Free: 888.DYER-LAKE
Welcome to the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home website.
For decades we have provided residents of the Attleboro-North Attleboro communities and surrounding towns with caring and compassionate service.
Our professional licensed staff is available to meet every one of your family's personal needs - 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
We offer guidance and support before a death occurs, at the time a family experiences a loss, and after funeral services. Most importantly, we understand that funerals are for the living. With that in mind, we encourage and assist families to create a meaningful, personalized tribute to their loved one, whether a traditional funeral or a simple cremation service is selected as the means of celebrating the life of the deceased.
Our website is intended to offer you information about Dyer-Lake and the services we provide. It should not be thought of as a substitute for speaking directly with a member of our staff.
We never want technology to take the "service" out of "funeral service."
We appreciate the trust and confidence that has been placed in us.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please contact us should you have any questions.
Licensed Funeral Director, Type 3
June 1, 1927 - September 10, 2014
Born in Attleboro, Massachusetts on June 1, 1927, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy and Lillian E. (Padelford) Kiff. She was raised and educated in Attleboro where she remained a lifelong resident. Mrs. Gagne was a 1945 graduate of Attleboro High School. She served as the co-chairperson for her high school reunion committee.
In earlier years, Mrs. Gagne was employed by Fontaine Dickens in Foxboro and Union Plate and Wire followed by Metals and Control, later Texas Instruments. She retired in 1982 after having been employed for ten years as an administrative assistant at the Corner Club House in Attleboro.
She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Attleboro.
She treasured the time spent creating memories with her cherished family and she loved attending her grandchildrens sporting events. Her favorite pastimes included going to yard sales, working around her garden and home, particularly wallpapering and painting and playing Michigan Rummy with her friends.
Her family will recall a woman of faith, courage and devotion.
Mrs. Gagne leaves three sons: Brian P. Gagne and his companion, Nita Wiechel, of Port Lucie, Florida; Keith A. Gagne and his companion, Elaine Willey, of Franklin and Captain Neil S. Gagne, Attleboro Fire Department and his wife, Barbara A. (Baker) Gagne, of North Attleboro; her sister and best friend: Carole J. C.J. Kiff of Attleboro; her deceased sons widow, Michelle McGlew and her husband, Barry McGlew, of Bedford, New Hampshire; her grandchildren: Davina M. Leiker, Dustin C. Gagne, Amber L. Gagne, Ian C. Gagne, Ryan S. Gagne and Rene C. Gagne; her great grandchildren: Hannah Leiker, Alexis L. Leiker, Truen C. Leiker; her cousins: Janet M. Arthur and her husband, John Arthur, of Milton and Merle Carlon and his wife, Patricia Carlon, of Attleboro; her beloved two-year old feline companion: Rowdy and several extended family members and dear friends.
She was the mother of the late Dana Roy Gagne who died on October 1, 2000 and was the paternal grandmother of the late Alyssa Lee Gagne who died on March 10, 2005.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Monday, September 1 5, 2014 from 4:00 8:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right, ¾ mile on the left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
For those in need of a ride to visitation simply call the funeral home directly at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Funeral Service on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right, ¾ mile on the left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with Revs. Carlos and Nancy Money, officiating.
Burial will follow at North Purchase Cemetery, North Main Street, Attleboro.
Following graveside services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Childrens room is available during the visitation and the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Gagnes name may be made to the Dana Roy Gagne or Alyssa Lee Gagne Scholarship Funds , care of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or to the North Shore Animal League of America, P.O. Box 97004, Washington, DC 20090-7004.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
August 9, 1978 - September 10, 2014
Born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on August 9, 1978, he was a son of Donald M. and Paula J. (Chapman) Bates of North Attleboro.
He was raised and educated in North Attleboro where he remained a lifelong resident and was a 1996 graduate of North Attleboro High School and he later attended New England Technical Institute.
He was previously employed as a sous chef and in the construction industry.
Mr. Bates attended St. Mark Roman Catholic Church with his family.
His most treasured times were those spent with his family, particularly his daughters.
Shauns favorite pastimes included fishing, camping, spending time making and sitting around bonfires, four wheeling, fixing things and cooking for family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he leaves a daughter: Claire Therese Bates of North Attleboro; his companion: Natalie Jette and her daughter, Olivia K. Kronberg, whom he thought of as his daughter, of North Attleboro; a brother: Derek M. Bates of North Attleboro; a sister: Lauren T. Almeida and her husband, Steven J. Almeida, of Attleboro; a niece: Lilliana J. Almeida of Attleboro; his aunt and Godmother: Gail A. Ramos, wife of the late Fred Ramos, of Titusville, Florida; his Godfather: William Greene and his wife, Julie (Horn) Greene, of Billerica; numerous cousins whom he loved, extended family members and many dear friends.
He was the paternal grandson of the late Frank D. Bates and the late Virginia S. (Stratton) Bates and was the maternal grandson of the late Donald K. Chapman and the late Therese O. (Bry) Chapman. He was the nephew of the late Patricia Bates.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 8:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
For those in need of a ride to visitation simply call the funeral home directly at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis local transportation.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM from the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Kenneth Gumbert, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, Mount Hope Street, North Attleboro.
Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a fund for his daughter, Claire. Those wishing to donate can make checks payable to The Shaun Bates Children's Fund, c/o Bristol County Savings Bank, 96 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our online guestbook located on the internet at
Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
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Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (508) 695-0200 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (508) 695-0200 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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DYER-LAKE FUNERAL HOME
161 COMMONWEALTH AVE.
ATTLEBORO FALLS, MA 02763-1152