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Stephen W. "Bill" McAteer
  • In lieu of flowers, the McAteer family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
    114, 16th St #2011, Charlestown, MA 02129
    Charlestown, MA 02129
  • American Diabetes Association
    260 Cochituate Rd #200,
    Framingham, MA 01701

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“marybeth&family so sorry for for your...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: gary,lorri mcateer - tewksbury, MA

“Marybeth & Family, So sorry for the loss, Bill was always friendly and helpful, I have some great memories of talking new, used cars, he gave me some...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Brian McAteer - Family

Ballyholland, County Down, Northern Ireland - the home of the McAteer clan on the Emerald Isle “Sending you all our love from your Irish cousins, in Ballyholland, County Down - the home of the McAteer Clan on the Emerald Isle.Remembering a truly...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Owen and Caroline Smith - Newry

“My condolences to Mary Beth, family and friends. Steve was a greatkid and a lovely human being. I have lost track of Steve over the years, he was...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“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....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Stephen W. "Bill" McAteer died at Glenridge Nursing Home in Medford on August 14, 2019. He was 74 years of age. Bill was born in Malden on October 1, 1944, he was raised in Malden and Melrose, graduated from Malden Catholic High School and attended Boston University.

Mr. McAteer lived in Melrose for 10 years and then in the Maplewood Section of Malden for most of his life. Bill worked in sales and as a service manager at a variety of car dealerships in the Boston area. He was a lifelong lover of cars, enjoyed taking road trips, going to car shows and was a collector of car memorabilia. Bill was an award winning photographer, loved listening to the blues, jazz and country music. He also took many trips over to Ireland to visit family and friends. Bill was very close and proud of his two nieces.

Mr. McAteer was the devoted son of the late Stephen & Anne E. (Power) McAteer. Loving brother of Mary Beth Margolis & her husband Michael of Melrose. Loving uncle of Alana & Molly Margolis. Also survived by numerous cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 9:00-10:30 AM. Followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St., Melrose. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Danvers. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 114, 16th St #2011, Charlestown, MA 02129 or the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd #200, Framingham, MA 01701.