Obituary: Terese "Terri" M. "Golden" Gates, mother of Judee M. Flaws of Trumbull

Terese (Terri) M. (Golden) Gates, beloved wife of the late Harold M. Gates, died peacefully at home on November 21, 2013.

She was the daughter of David and Mae Golden and Michael and Irene Gleason. Born and raised in Bridgeport, she was a graduate of Harding High School.

Mrs. Gates was a regional manager of Kelly Girls, Inc.. She went on to found Office Services of CT, Inc. in 1971 and ran that company together with her daughter for 41 years.

Mrs. Gates was a member of the Trumbull Town Council and Republican Town Committee and a devout parishioner of both St. Theresa’s and Christ the King Parish in Trumbull.

She is survived by her son, Daniel P. Gates of Sharon, and her daughter, Judee M. Flaws of Trumbull, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by her brothers, Gerald Golden and James Gleason.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 am at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery Newtown, CT. Arrangements in care of the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Constellation Hospice, 240 Indian River Road, Orange, CT 06477.