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Joyce R. Gates

December 20, 1926 - April 25, 2014

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Joyce R. Gates of Holliston died April 25, 2014 at the age of 87. Born at Sowersby Bridge, Yorkshire County, England, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hannah Redden. Prior to moving to Holliston, she had been a resident of Hopkinton for over 40 years.

Mrs. Gates was a bank teller for many years. She was a long time member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, serving on the Church Vestry and the Altar Guild. She was a member of the Hopkinton Woman’s Club and the Hopkinton Garden Club. She also served two terms as a Registrar of Voters for the Town of Hopkinton.

She is predeceased by her husband Lloyd H. Gates who passed away in 1990. She is survived by two sons, David R. Gates of Illinois, and Mark H. Gates and wife Michelle Gates, of Hopkinton; a daughter, Debra-Lee Brule of Oxford; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dudley Redden his wife Lois Redden, and their four children.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 27th from 2-4pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, Burial will be private.