Olympia A. DeVivo Gates, 87, of North Haven passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was the wife of the late Wesley E. Gates. Mrs. Gates was born in New Haven on August 27, 1923; a daughter of the late Antonio and Olympia Lucci DeVivo. Olympia, known to her friends as “Ollie” was an active member of the North Haven Senior Center; was an avid gardener, loved music, cooking and doting on her grandchildren. Mother of Kenneth W. (Susan) Gates of Morristown, NJ, Donna DaCosta of New Haven and Richard W. (Cynthia Snyder) Gates of San Diego, CA. Grandmother of Thomas (Amy) DaCosta, Jonathan, Emily, Chloe, Laura, Natalie and Spencer Gates. Sister of James (Rosemarie) DeVivo of Wallingford, Armando DeVivo of FL, Carol Sexton of North Haven, Florence Bilides of MA and the late Susan Sorrentino, Mary Merrick, Amelia Candido, Anna Rossetti, Henry and Albert DeVivo. Also survived by four great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial in St. Frances Cabrini Church on Saturday morning at 11:00 and also invited to attend the committal services immediately following the mass in In Memoriam Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with her arrangements.