April 26, 1951- May 9, 2023
Age 72 years
“…And I can live my life on earth contented to the end,
If but a few shall know my worth and proudly call me friend.”
(Excerpt from an E.A. Guest poem)
If I am remembered as a caring and loving person, (yet always ready for mischief and laughter) …. If I am remembered as a mentor to show the way… If I am remembered as a confidant with utmost discretion… Then I have served my purpose in this life.
I realize that first person obituaries are not very common - but look at who we’re talking about here! Everyone will agree that I love having the last word…and then some. I have left a long, long trail of dead, beaten horses over my lifetime.
I was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut by the late
Raymond J. and Josephine (Stokna) Gorman, educated in parochial and public schools in Waterbury, CT, and graduated with honors from the LPN Nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT.
Retired from a long and rewarding 50-year career in nursing.
Perhaps my greatest joy and happiness was in being married for 31 years to the love of my life and my soulmate, Edward J Healey, who went on ahead to wait for me.
I am survived by my two brothers, Raymond J. Gorman, Newington, and Joseph R. Gorman, Oakville, as well as my beloved nieces and nephews:
Sean Gorman, County Donegal, Ireland,
Kathleen Gorman, Prospect,
Jillian Gorman, Carey, North Carolina,
Meaghan McFall Gorman, Bristol,
and Gwyneth McFall Gorman, Toronto, Canada.
I also leave behind my dearest friend, Dorinda Maurice, Wolcott.
A celebration of the wonderful life that Ned and I enjoyed together will be held at a later date.