Gatelyobit-webROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rita M. Gately, 95, a former longtime Lynnfield resident, died June 19 in Rochester, N.Y. after a long period of failing health.

Mrs. Gately was born Jan. 29, 1920 in Concord and was the daughter of the late David J. and Hannah (Johnston) Foley. She was raised in Maynard and later attended both Regis College and Fisher College in Boston.

She was retired as a legal secretary for the American Mutual Insurance Company.

Mrs. Gately was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Gately III. She was the loving mother of Sheila M. Zappala of Andover, Maureen Stricker of Pittsford, N.Y., Patricia A. Gately of Rochester, N.Y. and the late Joyce C. Gately. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers, David, James and Charles Foley.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday, June 26, beginning at 9 a.m. to be followed by a funeral Mass in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield at 11. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield.