Obituary: Mary Gorman, 85

Mary Catherine (Brown) Gorman, 85, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, during a brief illness, and was surrounded by family and friends.

She was the wife of Leonard E. Gorman, who passed away in 2001. She was a graduate of Wellesley High School and LaSalle Junior College, and she worked at Grover Cronin and then Newton-Wellesley Savings Bank. Mary was a longstanding member of St. Anne Church of Southborough, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Catholic Womens Club. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends in many ways, including golfing, bowling and traveling. Cape Cod was a favored destination and she passed these passions on to her children.

She is survived by her children, Martha Gorman and partner, Paul Joseph, of Wellfleet; Terrence Gorman of Westborough, Laura Potenza and her husband, Dan, Mandy Ackley and her husband, Bob, all of Southborough, Jackie Gorman of Westborough; and her siblings, George D. Brown, Donald Brown and his wife, Fay, all of Florida, David S. Brown of New York; sister-in-law, Phyllis Lanza; five grandchildren, Tori, Christopher, Robert, and Rachael Ackley, and Alexa Potenza. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Barbara Brown.

Visiting hours are Monday, March 26, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Marys life with an act of kindness, donating to a charity or spending special time with your family. To send words of condolence to the family, please go to

(Obituary courtesy of Morris Funeral Home)

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Peter Gorman
11 years ago

Dear Gormans

I am so happy I was able to get (re)acquainted with your mom two years ago on the Cape. I say reacquainted because the last time I had seen her was about 60 years ago. Except for the white hair she looked very much the same as I remembered her. Carolyn and I are moving back to the east coast and will plan to spend some summertime on the Cape with your family. I’m sure Mary would be happy to know the family will continue to spend time together in her favorite vacation spot.
Peter and Carolyn Gorman

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