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1945 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
MATES, Donna M. 71, of Falmouth, passed away surrounded by family, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Falmouth Hospital after a yearlong battle with breast cancer. Born May 9, 1945 in Cambridge to Viola M. Mates (Colson) and John G. Mates. Donna was a graduate of Medford High School and Bentley College. She has been a resident of Medford, Winchester and Falmouth for most of her life. She worked in the accounting profession for Arthur D. Little, Key Data Corporation, BBN Technologies and for several individual tax clients. Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her two brothers, Jack Mates and his wife Diane of Mashpee, and Bob Mates and his wife Marilyn of Clifton Park, NY; in addition to 8 nieces, nephews, and several close cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dick Mates and his wife Anne, in addition to her parents. Donna was of the Methodist faith. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Wesley Methodist Church in Donna's memory. For online guestbook, obituary and directions, please visit

Published in The Boston Globe on June 14, 2016
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