Edward C. Gates

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“As a colleague of Ed's I saw his strong professionalism, but all who worked with him appreciated his upbeat, friendly, and humorous personality. A...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Greg Root - Worcester, MA

Eddie and Dan O'Connell Jan 2015
2 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Lenihan - Granby, CT - friend

“My sympathies go out to Ed's children, Larkin, and Michael. It would be impossible to count all the laughs and funny times we shared growing up as...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Dan Gaughan - Holyoke, MA

“I wish to extend my sympathies to Ed's family and friends. I am very sorry for your loss. Ed and I were in high school together. I recall a nice...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Neil Forkey - Montreal, QC

“Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Met Ed at MassDEP and always enjoyed his demeanor and sense of humor. Rest in peace. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: John Kronopolus - Sterling, MA


6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Pat and I send our condolences and prayers to all. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Dwight Raulerson - Broomfield, CO

“Sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Alito of my childhood memories are with him and the gang on Carlton St. Grest times. My deepest sympathy! God bless...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Gail Counter - Holyoke, MA

“Eddie's family are in our thoughts and prayers and his unique sense of humor will missed. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Dan O'Connell

“I will miss his smile, his wonderful demeanor, his playfulness. Ed always brought a bundle of sunshine into the room with him. I will miss him...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Kelley - Westborough, MA


11 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Lenihan - Granby, CT

“So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We were next door neighbors on Sherwood Ter.He and my son John use to play together.My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela (Sullivan) Rideout - MA

“In addition to his commitment to public service, Ed brought happiness to our workplace at DEP. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Peace to the family and friends.. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Bentley Brehm - Washburn, WI

“Thank you, Ed, for the acceptance, the laughs, the fun, the happiness, your friendship & the dances. Thank you for the honor to be called your...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Cynthia Ennis - Springfield, MA

“To a great man, Rest In Peace My Friend...... ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: ken theroux - holyoke, MA


Edward was born on July 20, 1964 and passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Edward was a resident of Holyoke, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

He was born in Holyoke, son of the late William H. and Margaret M. (O'Connor) Gates III and was a graduate of Holyoke High School and Northland College in Wisconsin.

Burial will be in Forestdale Cemetery West, Rock Valley Road, West Holyoke. Calling Hours will be held Friday, July 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Hawaiian Shirts are greatly encouraged for Ed's calling hours on Friday evening. Visitation at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on July 13, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Defeat GBM Research Collaborative, 54 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton MA 02458.

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