Linda A. Gately

January 13, 2020

Linda A. Gately

Linda Ann Gately – 57, of Woburn, January 13th. Beloved daughter of the late Paul and Clara (Delfino) Scalley Gately. Loving sister of Maureen Smith, her husband Richard of Carver, Walter “Butch” Scalley, his wife Gloria of CA, Donna Gately, her longtime companion Bill Pothier of Woburn and Janet Gately, her companion Mike of Gloucester. Cherished friend of Steven Fitzpatrick of Woburn, Karen and Lisa Grammer. Also lovingly survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her niece Whitney O’Brien. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 20th at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 180 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 11. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects Sunday afternoon from 2-3 p.m.

 

Linda Ann Gately – of Woburn, died peacefully, January 13th at the age of fifty-seven.

Born in Woburn, Linda was the beloved daughter of the late Paul and Clara (Delfino) Scalley Gately. She was raised in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School.

Linda had a huge heart and enjoyed working and helping people with special needs. For many years she worked as bus monitor for CMark and North Reading Transportation.

Linda’s life was lived to the fullest. Her family and friends meant the world to her and she could always bring a smile to their faces with her sense of humor and quick whit. She enjoyed taking trips to visit family in California and loved visiting the ocean. She was a caring, loyal and funny sister, aunt and friend and will be sadly missed.

Loving sister of Maureen Smith, her husband Richard of Carver, Walter “Butch” Scalley, his wife Gloria of CA, Donna Gately, her longtime companion Bill Pothier of Woburn and Janet Gately, her companion Mike of Gloucester. Cherished friend of Steven Fitzpatrick, Lisa Grammer and Karen. Also lovingly survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her niece Whitney O’Brien.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 20th at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 180 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 11. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects Sunday afternoon from 2-3 p.m.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, January 20th at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 180 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 11. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects Sunday afternoon from 2-3 p.m.

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  1. Condolences from the Lucas’s. Linda you will always hold a special place in my heart for putting a smile on my face bright and early. You made my schools days more bearable. Give Kathy a big squeeze for me don’t have to much fun w/o us. Fly high angel.

  2. It was not until Linda and I were into our Fifties when we met for the first time. Growing up, I knew most of the names of all my blood relatives but it wasnt so uncommon in such a large family, to not have met everyone until fate was ready to intervene.
    That day came for Linda and myself three years ago when our cousin John DiStasio asked if I would take him to North Woburn for one of his monthly meetings he would have with Linda. He enjoyed their meetings so much as the two of them updated each other on their life’s goings on, enjoy some social beverages and try and solve all the problems of the world. This particular day, however, I found out that Linda gave John the “green light” to have me join them.
    Knowing all that I have heard through John about our cousin Linda, I must confess, I was flattered, intimidated, nervous, excited and worried, all rolled into one emotion. As the saying goes… Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see, when it comes to meeting someone. What I knew of Linda, only from what I heard, was basically…. “She likes her privacy…. You don’t want to get her mad…. and she tells it how it is…. If she don’t like you… Your gonna know about it RIGHT AWAY “.
    John also warned me, ” please don’t be late like you always are. Linda likes me on time so please, please please let’s keep her happy and be there on time. ”
    Thanks to me, we were 45 minutes late. (I am truly cursed and no matter how hard I try…. I cannot be on time for anything!)
    John and I entered her apartment and it was as if I knew this person my entire life. The energy in that room was absolutely amazing. We talked about EVERYTHING and there wasn’t a single moment of awkward hesitation as we jumped from one topic to another..
    Spoke about this person or that person… We had so much in common as we shared the different views one can have about life and those we share it with….it was just amazing. Not to mention all of us needing to wrap our arms around our stomachs to keep them from hurting so much due to the laughter.
    I was fortunate enough to have two …. maybe three more of these visits with her and I am a better person because of it.
    It was so refreshing to know that not only are their top quality , straight shooting, what you see is what you get kind of people out there left in the world …. But that one imparticular is MY Relative.
    All I can say is that Ive been cheated in life because I didn’t get to meet this Great Treasure earlier in life.
    Farewell Linda
    You will be missed more than you know.
    And…. One last thing. Today, as I was knocking on Lynch Cantillons front door, wondering why it was locked and where everyone was…. it finally hit me …. Yes.. that was me standing outside in the cold praying for you and then begging you for forgiveness for showing up late (3:30 p.m.)
    I’ll be thinking of you kid.
    Love Always,
    Darryl

  3. Linda Linda I will always remember all the good times at #7 especially that New Years Eve that everybody else pooped out and the two of us stayed up to watch the Ball drop. We will meet again some day.

  4. Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with your family! You where the best! I remember when I first moved to Webster Ave and we had a huge blow out!!! You where a fighter and the best person ever!!! Rest In Peace Linda!!! Tell Whitney I said hi! You will be truly missed! We love you! God has gained a beautiful angel!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Charles Culhane

    Gately family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  6. Linda Gately was one of the realest people i have ever met in my life. Webster ave will never be the same without you… You will be truly and dearly missed

  7. Donna & Janet,

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I will miss her great sense of humor; truly one of a kind! My thoughts & prayers are with you both.
    Love Always,
    Cousin Billy

  8. The O'Keefe Family

    Farewell Linda, we will miss you very much.

    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields.
    Until we meet again —

  9. Donna, Janet and family,

    My deepest condolences to you in regard to Linda’s passing. I loved Linda, everything about her. We worked together at NRT and had nothing but laughs. Always a smile. Fly high! You will be missed my friend.

    Dawn Lavacchia Donlon

  10. Linda, I will always remember all of the good times up Webster. You were always like an aunt to me and will miss you dearly.

    Give em hell up there!

  11. So sorry for ur loss . Linda was one of a kind , she was beautiful in and out. I would visit every time I came to Wonurn . She will missed . Sad day for the class of 1980 . Rip

  12. heather restucci

    I will miss her every day, Webster will never be the same without her , I’m so sorry for your loss

  13. Denyce Doughty Stanton

    I am so very sorry to see this. I have so many fun memories with Linda and the Gately girls. Linda was the “voice of reason” in the group back in the day and was always a barrel of laughs. My deepest condolences!

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