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My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow. He will ALWAYS be in our thoughts and prayers. Our family here at FERGUSON will deeply miss his sense of humor. He always came to the counter with smiles and jokes. No matter who was here or what time of the day it was he ALWAYS had you laughing and brightened up your day. He was a gentle giant and he will TRULY be missed. He is now flying high with the Angels XOXO.

Posted by: Patricia Swaczyk - Peabody, MA - Friend   Jan 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Johns family. He was a good man with a heart of gold and one heck of a sense of humor. My husband and I will miss him terribly. God Bless.

Posted by: Kathy Champigny - Lynn, MA - Friend   Jan 12, 2020

Prayers for your family at this times and as time goes on. He will be missed by many.

Posted by: Colleen Carter - Lynn, MA - Friend   Jan 12, 2020

I am saddened that John left us so soon. I trust that he is at peace with his Dad whom he idolized and missed so much. Prayers for his children that he adored and was so proud of. I'm grateful to have had him in my life. Rest easy my good friend.

Posted by: Jennifer O'Neill - Saugus, MA - Friend   Jan 12, 2020

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Cathy O'Connor - Melrose, MA - Friend   Jan 11, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Jan 11, 2020