May 21, 2018
ATHOL- A private memorial service was held for Nancy (Ferrari)(Bulman) Gates on May 16, 2018, who passed away on May 9, 2018.
She was born in Orange on April 20, 1931, and she lived in the Athol-Orange area her entire life. She was a life-long parishioner of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, and a member of the church choir. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Nancy was married to Philip W. Bulman from 1956 until 1985 and to Ervin Gates from 1997 to 2013. She leaves three children, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister, and one brother. The next-to-the -youngest of eight children, she was predeceased by five siblings.
Recognizing the care she received at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, and how she valued our local hospital, those interested in making a donation in memory of Nancy Bulman Gates may do so to either of the following: Quabbin Valley Healthcare Resident Fund, Attn: Wanda Landry, 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, MA 01331 (Specifying that your donation is to go toward providing musical entertainment or music-related materials for the Dana Unit) or Athol Hospital Attn: Friends of Athol Hospital, 2033 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main, Orange, directed the arrangements.
You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com