Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71

Mary Louise ”Mary Lou” Tate, 71, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. She and her husband, Jim, previously owned Ocean Realty in Ocean City.

Tate was preceded in death by her parents, John and Irene (Bardo) Graziani; her husband, James E. Tate Sr.; and a son, William G. Creelman Jr. She is survived by two sons, Gary Tate of Boynton Beach, Fla. and James Tate Jr. of Weston, Fla.; a daughter, Kathe Crosariol of Selbyville, Del.; a sister, Dolores Beers of Selbyville, Del.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services are set for Tuesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville with Father Richard Smith officiating. Friends may call an hour before the service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803.