94 Harry Kemp Way

94 Harry Kemp Way, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap. 
David A. McHoul headstone, St. Peter's Cemetery, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.Gately McHoul Funeral Home

As the only such business in town any longer, Gately McHoul may be said to be the Great Leveler’s great leveler, since just about everyone passes through on their way to their final resting place, from Provincetown’s humblest citizen to its best-known resident (Norman Mailer). The business was established in 1985 by David A. McHoul (1942-2005), pictured at right, a Boston native and Vietnam veteran who had spent 20 running an embalming service with his brother. After he died at 63 of complications from Lyme’s disease, the funeral home was taken over by William J. Gately, who summarized the advantages of a local operation on the Gately McHoul Web site: “Our independent status allows decisions to be made on the local level. We are not required to meet the goals and expectations of a corporate conglomerate that are often far removed from the area and the needs of the families we serve.” • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-01-21

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