Kathleen Alice Bates

June 21st, 2015

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,


24 Entries in Guest Book for “Kathleen Alice Bates”

  1. Valerie McLeod says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Steve & I send you and your family our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Debby Alter says:

    Barbara & Family, so sorry to hear this. You’re all in my thoughts.

  3. Beth Benevento says:

    Barbara & Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Joan Kelley says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Penny Belmonte says:

    So sorry for your loss I’m sure she is at peace now

  6. MaryAnn Grafton says:

    to the Bates family,
    My prayers are with you at this of loss. May you all find comfort in knowing she rest in peace with her God.

  7. Dan and Kathy Mull says:

    Maryalyce and family. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. She was such an important part of your family and we know her passing will be huge void in your lives. Sending much love at this sad time.

  8. Judi MacGregor Levens says:

    Maryalyce…I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. How lucky you were to have her so long, but nonetheless, it is always so sad to say goodbye. Wishing you lots of comfort in the arms of your family…

  9. Thelma Cooper says:

    May you be comforted by your family and may she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

  10. Sheri and Dana Walsh says:

    Kathy and Family-
    We are so sorry for your loss. She is now at peace. Please take the time to remember all the good times together and how much she made you all laugh over the years.
    Yu will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sheri and Dana Walsh

  11. Pam & Cary Manaton says:

    Jerry and family, we’re so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Kay. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Love, Pam & Cary

  12. Judie Smith says:

    Dan & Family
    My sincere sympathy. I just learned of this today.
    Draw your strength from God and your mom memories

  13. Kathy Coughlin says:

    to my second family. I am so sorry to here about your mom. I have very fond memories of growing up with my best friend and spending half my life growing up on collincte at. And consider Kay as my mom too. My she RIP pain free and watching her family continue to grow. Love kathy

  14. Dave and linda Bogdan says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. The memories will always bring a smile to your family.

  15. Chris Moca says:

    Dear Kathy and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss. What a blessing to have had her with you for 92 years. May you find comfort in the many memories you can share with loved ones in the next days and years to come.

    The Moca Family
    (Chris, Naomi, Carl, Anthony, & Odessa)

  16. Joan and Bill Ahern says:

    Dan, Barbara and family. We were so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a nice person. I’m glad we had gotten to meet her once at a picnic at your old house in MA. If you need anything,don’t hesitate to contact us. Bill and I miss you two. Love Joan and Bill Ahern-from Ansonia, CT

  17. The Lesinski Family says:

    Kathy, Stan, Jason, Chris and Stephen-

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting your Mom on several occasions. She was a lovely woman! We will pray for your strength over the next few days. And when the time is appropriate, may your memories bring you peace.

    With all our love-
    Vinny, Lauren, Bella and Sophie Lesinski

  18. Paula mcintyre says:

    Dan & Barbara, so sorry to hear about your Mother. You are in our thoughts.

  19. Larry Cooper says:

    So sotry for your loss, your in my thoughts

  20. Nancy Walsh says:

    So sorry for you loss. RIP Aunt Kay

  21. Eileen & Don Bickford says:

    To all my Bates cousins:
    Deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother. May she rest in eternal peace. Sincerely, Eileen

  22. John & Terry Moscone says:

    With our deepest sympathy, our prayers are with you and your family.

  23. Jo Ann Rotast and Dick Bean says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of your loving mother. I have many great memories and she will be sorely missed.

  24. Shirley La Rochelle says:

    Barbie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.
    Remembering all the fun times with Kay and the camping group.
    She was our inspiration. May each treasured memory bring you comfort
    and peace. With heartfelt sympathy. Shirley La Rochelle

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