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“Dear Chip I'm always in awe of people like your mother and mine who battle arthritis every day with a smile on their face and a sweet disposition. ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Gatti Hamilton - Wrentham, MA

“Our sincere condolences to the Gatti family for the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provides his care and comfort you...Read More »
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“Lou, Sarah and Michael. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our prayers are for Gods comfort during your time of sorrow and that, in...Read More »
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“We are sorry to hear of Phyllis"s passing. She was a lovely sister-in-law to me and I enjoyed talking to her, which was not long ago. I will miss...Read More »
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“Rene,Sarah and Michael I am so sorry for your loss. I know you love for Phyllis and my heart hurts for you all. Love to you my best friend. Stacey...Read More »
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Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis E. (McKay) Gatti, of Waltham, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 in her home. She was 78.

Phyllis was born in Waltham on March 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Wallace and Alice (Lirette) McKay, and had been a lifelong resident. She was a 1960 graduate of Waltham High School.

Until her retirement she worked for years at the Guaranty-First Trust Company in Waltham. She was a lifelong Red Sox fan and was an expert in needlepoint. She collected all sorts of statues, especially depicting animals and wildlife.

She was the wife of the late Louis J. Gatti who died on February 6, 2019.

She leaves her son, Louis J. "Chip" Gatti, Jr. of Waltham; her grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Gatti; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Phyllis was the sister of the late Leo LeBlanc, Rita Fogg and Doris Franks.

Family and friends will honor and remember Phyllis' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, June 27th from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, where a funeral liturgy will be offered at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.