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Thomas D. Gately
  • Boston Children's Hospital Trust
    401 Park Dr. Suite 602
    Boston, MA 02215

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“Dear Simone and family...We just read about Toms passing.... Our deepest sympathy to you and we thought of what a trooper Tom had to be as we think...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: - Southboro, MA

“Karen and Bob, and family May the memories of your Dad be fond and many. Peace to you all at this difficult time. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Molly Walters - Durham, NC

“My prayers to the Family.- Rich Berger ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Growing up Tom treated me like one of the family and was such an amazing roll model for me. So often I have thought in my life: "what would Tom do?...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for such a great loss. Tom was an amazing man who could always make us smile!!! Some of my best childhood memories are from Lake Boone...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Greene/Hatfield - Braintree, MA

“Dear Sim, Ellen, Jimmy, Steven, David, Michael and Karen, so very sorry to just learn the sad news of Tom's passing. The Gately family was the anchor...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom was my first boss . A great mentor and a greater person. The lessons he taught have lasted my entire lifetime. Now, Tom can enjoy the fruits of...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Please, know that our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time of loss. I only had the privilege of meeting Tom on limited...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jennifer Pace - Simsbury, CT

“Tom and Sim were great friends to our family and especially my parents. My dad grew up with Tom, they are forever friends. He will be missed deeply...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Curran Smits - CT

“We are sorry for your loss We were sad to hear of Toms passing Our hearts go out to Sim and the family Tom will truly be missed Your friends Peter...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Peter and Heidi Greene - Whitman, MA

“David,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I am sorry for your loss Kathy ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Katharine Walker - Braintree, MA

“Sincere sympathy to the entire Gately family. Fly with the angels, Tom. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Rachelle Dargie - Carolina Beach, NC

“My first boss and mentor in the insurance business. I could not have asked for a better teacher, guide and friend. I still think of him often. My...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Canty - Jacksonville, FL

“I have many happy childhood memories of time spent with the Gately Family at Lake Boone. My heartfelt prayers go out to the entire family. God Bless. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Frank Jones - Marlboro, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to the Gately family. Tom was a very dear friend and the best neighbor anyone could have. We will always have wonderful...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Bob May - Marlboro, MA

“Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dr.Timothy Hoffman - Spencer, MA

“So sorry to hear of his passing. Tom was always very friendly am I glad to have known him ”
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Thomas D. Gately, 84, of Marlborough, MA died Friday, February 5, 2016 at his home with his family at his side. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late James A. and Bessie R. (Roche) Gately and the husband of Simone (Walcott) Gately, to whom he had been married for the past 54 years.
A graduate of UMass Amherst, Mr. Gately had been employed as an insurance adjuster for Kemper Insurance Company until retiring in 1990. He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a 1st LT. in the Armored Recon Unit. Tom was a dedicated husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. As a lifelong resident of Marlborough, he cultivated relationships that spanned decades. Tom cared deeply for those around him, and could always be found engaged in some project, task or activity that directly involved the betterment of others. Along with his quick wit and unwavering sense of humor, he was widely known for his selflessness and willingness to give in any way he could. His legacy will live on through his loving family and friends.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, James H. Gately and his wife Cathleen of Hudson, MA, Steven P. Gately and his wife Tracie of Marlborough, David T. Gately and his wife Jennifer of Hopkinton and Michael J. Gately and his wife Amy of Westborough, his daughters, Ellen G. Lafortune and her husband David of Warren, MA and Karen Redick and her husband Bob of Semora, NC, his sister, Marie O'Brien of Anaheim, CA, his grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Craig, Joseph, Jeanne ,Thomas, Katie, Mark, Nicole, Rachel, Adam, Brendan and Owen and his great granddaughter, Sarah, his brother-in-law, Paul Walcott and his wife Lynda; his nieces, Cathy Mellon, Jeanne Ferrell, Maureen Jordan, Anne O'Hara, Denise Leavitt, his nephew Paul V. Walcott, his close cousins, Peter Roche and Ann Lavelle and their families.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 10 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 11 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or to the charity of the donor's choice.