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Joanne Beverly (Baldwin) Gates

Born: Mon., Aug. 14, 1944
Died: Wed., Feb. 3, 2021

A Private Family Service


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 09, 2021
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

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Joanne B. (Baldwin) Gates, age 76, wife of the late David L. Gates, passed away Wednesday February 3, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford following a brief illness due to Covid-19. Born Monday August 14, 1944 in Malden MA, Joanne was the daughter of the late George J. and Beulah P. (Ellis) Baldwin. Following her graduation from High School, Joanne attended the Brockton Beauty Academy of Brockton MA. Most recently Joanne lived in Rochester but was a former resident of Middleboro for over 50 years. Joanne was self-employed working side by side with her husband David and three of their children at Gates Cranberry. Joanne also gave of her time to various organizations. She was a Grower-Member of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association for 51 years, along with the East Middleboro 4-H where she volunteered as Treasurer for many years and was co-chair with her husband David of the famous East Middleboro 4-H chicken BBQ over Labor Day weekend. When she was not working Joanne enjoyed, farming first above all, her family and friends, and attending events for her three granddaughters she is so proud of. Joanne loved to travel, she took countless trips to Nashville, the Bahamas, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and so many places all over the United States with David, her children and dearest friends. Joanne also had an artistic eye for colored art with pencils, a hobby she spent hundreds of hours mastering with her dear friend June Backgren. Together, Joanne and June thoroughly enjoyed dining out with her daughter Deidre. Joanne is survived by her loving children; Deirdre Gates of New Bedford, Dawn Gates-Allen and her husband Frederic Allen, Jr., Shane J. Gates and his wife Marianne Backgren-Gates, Barry E. Gates and his wife Mari Jeffery-Gates, her three treasured granddaughters Nicole B. Allen of Rochester, Mariah E. Allen-Woodward of Middleboro, Alixandria Gates of Middleboro, and several nieces and nephews. Joanne was predeceased by her brother George W. Baldwin formerly of Easton and her sister Margaret Baldwin-Gronlund formerly of East Bridgewater. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations in Joanne’s name be made to the, Cranberry Research Foundation 265 D South Meadow Road Plymouth, MA 02360.  

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B Maddigan
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
Very sorry for Your loss

Isaiah 25:8a
HE (Christ Jesus) WILL Swallow Up death FOREVER,

   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
Gigi will be missed so much! Love her more then all the cranberries in the world!

Don Joy
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
Lost a very good friend.

Wayne and June Perkins
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always loved seeing her, she was a wonderful woman and I know that she will be missed by so many.
Love and Sympathy to all of her family.

Deidre Gates
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021

mom iam gonna miss you to moon back love you always always in my heart xoxo i will be lost no more dining with you and june together no more phone calls talk we had together

Stephen Santos
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
Please except our condolences for the loss of your mom. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Pattie briggs
   Posted Sun February 07, 2021
We have lost a great lady my family and I have had so many great memories you are now at peace and David opened the gate so him and his angel are together again I love u ma and dad I'm going to miss u so much❤❤

Linda Forgan
   Posted Sun February 07, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a good friend and was always there to help and comfort others. I remember the good times visiting and the laughs we shared with our circle of friends on the CB radios. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤ ❤ ❤

Kim Chartier
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
I will miss you so much 💔
May you RIP
Love you❤
There is a Very Special Garden
Where the Trees of Memories Grow
Where Hummingbirds are Fluttering
Nurtured by the Kindness
And Concern... that Family and Good Friends Show.
The Roots are Cherished Memories Of Good Times from the Past.
The Branches are Tender Promises that Souls Endure and Last.
It’s a Place of Peace and Beauty
Where Bright New Hopes can Start
It’s Our Memory Lovely Garden that Soothes Our Hurting Hearts.

Marylou Diliddo
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Gates family!
Your mom and I we’re friends from long ago, I was in her wedding but over the years we lose contact with friends and it’s sad that we do!! Your mom was a wonderful person and you’ll have some great memories of her!!
Your in my thoughts and prayers!

Lynne Rollins
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Dawn, Fred, and Girls

Words can't express how you all must be feeling. I know Joanne was a big part of all of your lives in different ways. Remembering the cook outs July 4th and how she made everyone feel part of the family Love goes out to you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Carney-Bangs
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
Your loving Mother is now with your Dad. She was such a special person. We had some good time together and I will miss her. We were friends from many years ago and although we hadn't seen each other in many years we remained friends. Due to my leukemia I couldn't tell you in person.
Your Mom was a one in a million. As a Mom and a friend. She will be missed.
Love to all of you and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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