Matushka Elizabeth Bacon, wife of Archpriest John Bacon, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Born in Harrisburg, PA. on May 20, 1948 to the late William R. and Jane (Hill) Gates, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1970, and in 1985 a certificate in accounting. She worked as the accounting manager and payroll specialist for the Brockton Visiting Nurse Association for over 30 years until her retirement.
Self-taught in Pysanky [Ukrainian egg decorating) she loved reading and puzzles. She was a choir member at St. Mark’s Orthodox Church in Kingston.
Besides her loving husband Archpriest John of 49 years, she is survived by her son Daniel P. Bacon and his wife Jennifer of Middleboro, daughter Juliana E. Sutton of Bridgewater, grandson Zackery M. Bacon, granddaughter Fiona M. Sutton, sisters, Gretchen E. Casagrande and her husband Henry of Ludlow and Trudi Stringer and her husband Rev. Gregory of Fairfield, CA, and her brother Thomas W. Gates and his wife Sue of Landisburg, PA.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, beginning at 4:00 PM at St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, 261 Main Street, Kingston. The Panikhida will be celebrated at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 20, at 10:00 AM. His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will preside at the services. Interment will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, 261 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364.
May Matushka Elizabeth’s memory be eternal!