WATERVILLE, MAINE—Irene Belle Cates, of Waterville, Maine passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born in Cutler, Maine on July 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Arthur and Clara (Matthews) Wallace. Irene lived on Knox Ridge, Maine, Ellsworth, Maine, and moved to Waterville, Maine in 2004. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Helen Braun. Irene is survived by her son, George Cates Sr. and his wife, Mary of Albion, Maine; her grandchildren, Ronald Cates of Albion, Maine, George Cates Jr. of Waterville, Maine, Evangeline Greene and her husband, John of Waterville, Maine, David Cates and his wife, Katrina of Newburgh, Maine, Jennifer Boynton and her husband, Sean of China, Maine, Genevieve Hall and her husband, Ross of Clinton, Maine, and Katrina Cates of Oakland, Maine; seven great grandchildren; and one niece. Private burial was held at Puddledock Cemetery in Albion, Maine on Saturday, July 19.