124 Alden Street

David McHoul memorial. [2011, Dunlap]

David Alexander McHoul (1942-2005). As the only such business in town any longer, the Gately McHoul Funeral Home at 94 Harry Kemp Way 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 McHoul, 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.

Portrait of David McHoul on his memorial stone. [2011, Dunlap]

In memoriam

• Find a Grave Memorial No. 107165834.

¶ Last updated on 13 December 2021.

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