Mary M. Gorman

Mary M. Gorman

May 27, 1937 ~ August 27, 2020

Date of Service:
September 01, 2020


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Mary M. (nee Benson) Gorman, age 83, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Dorchester, Needham, Cotuit and Wellesley, Mass., died peacefully on August 27, after a lengthy illness.

Born to Joseph R. and Mary A. Benson in Dorchester, MA, Mary attended Stonehill College in Easton, MA. It was at Stonehill College, on the first day of class freshman year, that Mary met Jack Gorman, whom she married on May 9, 1959 at St. Gregory’s Church in Dorchester.

Upon graduation, Mary began her career as an English teacher at Sharon High School. In later years, she worked at Hyde Park High School, Boston Latin Academy, and Ursuline Academy.

Mary enjoyed her friends, her association with the Holy Cross Women’s Guild, and time spent with family, especially her grandchildren. She always looked forward to Stonehill get-togethers.  Mary and Jack remained devoted supporters of Stonehill College throughout their lives.

Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jack. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Keaney, and son-in-law, Paul Keaney of Vero Beach, Fla.; grandchild, Laura and husband, Aaron Huntley of South Boston, Mass., and grandchild, Alex P. Keaney and partner, Shawn Solaas of Boston; sister, Elaine Timilty of Canton, Mass.; brother, Thomas Benson and wife, Mary of Hernando, Fla.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach. Please wear masks to the funeral and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Jack and Mary Gorman Scholarship Fund via or direct mail to:
Stonehill College
320 Washington St.
Easton, MA 02357

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory.

Date of Service:
September 01, 2020


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Donna Swain - Friend

August 28, 2020, 7:17 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a lovely lady who was fully dedicated to her family and her church. I served on the board of the Holy Cross Women’s Guild. my condolences to her family!

Karen and Bill Trainor - Friend

August 28, 2020, 11:34 pm

I was blessed to meet her.. quite a woman.. Saint Peter School was so lucky that Mrs. Gorman chose to support Catholic education ! May she now be with Her handsome angel husband along with all the angels in heaven that watched over her during her life ..till we meet again

Viki Schaub - Friend

August 30, 2020, 3:37 pm

Mary and your father, Jack, were friends of my parents, Angeles and Tom Davis. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When we lost our son several years ago, she was very supportive. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Durran Cullen - Former student

August 30, 2020, 4:54 pm

Mrs. Gorman truly changed my life by showing interest in me at GLS in the early 70s and directing me to Stonehill. I loved her as a teacher and valued her as a mentor. She was one of a kind!

Rick and Ann Dean - Friends

August 30, 2020, 8:00 pm

Mary Jo and family, We were so worry to hear of Mary’s passing. She and Jack were such great friends from meeting when we all lived in England and after we moved to Florida and would have dinners together and attending productions at Riverside Theatre. Mary was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Margaret Sullivan - former student

August 31, 2020, 3:59 am

Mrs. Gorman was out teacher at Girls’ Latin/Boston Latin Academy. Condolences to Mary Jo, grandchildren, and siblings. I remember Mary Jo sometimes coming to GLS when her school was closed for a holy day. Your mother had high standards, and we were the beneficiaries.

John Bradley - A classmate from Stonehill.

September 1, 2020, 4:02 pm

The universe lost another bright star, but she is with Jack forever. Both will be in my prayers. My sympathy to her family.

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