Kathleen Alice Bates (McPhee), “Kay”, 92 years old of Tewksbury, MA died peacefully on Saturday June 20, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. “Kay” was the beloved wife of the late Andrew James Bates, devoted mother of Maryalyce Cleveland & her husband Stephen R. of Pepperell, MA, Gerald Bates & his wife Janet of Wilmington, MA, Daniel L. Bates & his wife Barbara of Raleigh, NC, Kathleen A. Sample & her husband Stanley of Groveland, MA, Andrew J. Bates Jr. & his wife Shelia of Franklin, MA, and Barbara E. Duffy & her husband James of Tewksbury, MA. She was the cherished grandmother of Stephen J. Cleveland, Susanne A. Cleveland, Justin R. Fletcher, Cynthia Rusakovich, Jerry Bates, Dwayne Bates, William Bates, Daniel Bates Jr., Philip Bates, Jason Sample, Christopher Sample, Stephen Sample, Andrew J. Bates III, Meghan Bates Hartmann, Jonathan Bates, Lianne Duffy, David Duffy, James Duffy Jr., “Nana Kay” was also the devoted great grandmother of 19. Kay was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Mary Josephine (McLeod) McPhee, and dear sister of the late Melvin, Stanley, Irving, Evelyn, Bob, and Oswald. Kay is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, June 25th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 24th from 4-8 pm. Memorial donations in Kay’s name may be made to Catholic Charities, 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02110, firstname.lastname@example.org.