Raymond C. Gates

March 31, 1932 - November 18, 2011
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Raymond C. Gates 79 of Ludlow died Friday November 18, 2011 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Ludlow March 31, 1932 son of the late Clarence Gates Sr. and Margaret (Mitchell) Gates. Educated in local schools he proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the Army of the United States. He attained a Korean Service Medal with one bronze star. Ray later worked for the Town of Ludlow Department of Public Works with many years of service. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Cormier) Gates, 3 sons Brian Gates, Glen Gates, and Kevin Gates all of Ludlow, 2 daughters Maureen Pelletier Of Ludlow and Cheryl Mathias of Plymouth, MA . Brother of Hazel Valliere of Hadley, MA Alyce Martell of Belchertown, MA Margaret Lord of Granby, MA and Rita Costa of Chicopee, MA Grandfather of 7 Great-Grandfather of 3. Also survived by many extended family members and friends.

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Funeral services Celebrating his life will be Tuesday November 22 at 11 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow. Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin will preside. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

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64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: March 31, 1932
Died: November 18, 2011

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Laura Cronin posted on 11/22/11

Cheryl, Having just gone through this with my Dad, I know nothing prepares you for the loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and please extend our condolences to your family. Sincerely, Bill & Laura Cronin


Karinthia posted on 11/23/11

Wowza, problem solevd like it never happened.