Mary Lee Gates peacefully passed away in her Somers home on Oct. 7. She was 88.
Gates was born in Chicago on Jan. 28, 1925 to Norma and William A. Jackson, Sr. She was married to Charles A. Gates, Jr. who predeceased her in 1996. She was also predeceased by her brother William Jackson, Jr. and two sisters Barbara Holter and Nancy Gosselin.
An active volunteer for her church as well as her community, Gates is survived by her two children Mary Kay Watt (Andrew) and John Patrick Gates (Diane). She was a loving grandmother to her four grandsons Jack, Chris, Kyle, and AJ. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews and her loving friends.