Edward L. Gately, 86, of Haverhill, formerly of Groveland and Salisbury, passed away peacefully Friday, April 19, 2019 at The Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport, MA. His loving family was at his side. He was the devoted husband of Gisele (Vaillancourt) Gately.
Edward was born August 26, 1932, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Dewhirst) Gately. He was raised in Bradford, having graduated from Sacred Heart Middle School in Bradford and Saint James High School in Haverhill. Edward was also a graduate of Bentley University in Boston, MA. He honorably served his nation in The United States Army during the Korean War. During his service he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and The National Defense Medal.
Edward was an accountant who most recently was employed with The Copyright Clearance Center in Danvers, MA. He was associated with the firm for over 10 years before retiring. He enjoyed New England sports, most especially The Boston Red Sox. Edward was a Third-Degree Knight of Columbus with Christ the King Council in Groveland, and was a communicant of Star of The Sea Parish in Salisbury. He loved time with his wife and family and will be dearly missed.
Edward is survived by his loving wife, Gisele Gately of Haverhill, three children, Dennis Gately and wife Noelle of San Diego, CA, Judith Snow of Groveland, MA and James Gately and wife Katherine of Newburyport, MA. He will also be remembered by his six grandchildren, Christopher, Andrea, Trevor, Casey, Liam and Dylan. Edward leaves behind a brother, Richard Gately, sister, Nona Beauvais, several nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 52 Salem St. Bradford, MA 01835. A funeral mass to celebrate Edward’s life will be held Thursday, at 10:30 AM at the Star of the Sea Parish, 18 Beach Rd., Salisbury, MA. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org. For directions or online condolences please visit www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
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