Mary Gorman

Mary E. Gorman (Moroney)

Saturday, August 23rd, 1924 - Friday, June 12th, 2020
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Mary passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 12, at age 95. She and her husband, Don, who predeceased her in 2011, made their home in Wethersfield for the last 65 years. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, one of nine children.
After meeting on a blind date at Ohio University they married and moved to Hartford where they began a family. In 1954 they started the Yankee Flyer, an advertising newspaper in Bloomfield and the Farmington Valley which is circulated to this day. Mary used her creative talents to provide the artwork for the Yankee Flyer masthead and the artwork for advertisements. It was a team effort as Mary answered phones, typed copy and did the bookkeeping. She and Don had their hands full as their family began.
Mary lived a happy, committed life of generosity. She truly had no greater commitment than to family - right up to the end. She loved children as mom, teacher, Brownie and Girl Scout leader as well as a CYO teacher from elementary aged children through high school. She organized cheerleading programs for CYO basketball and became a judge for the competitions in greater Hartford for years. She received a medal for all her work in that program.
She taught in the Wethersfield Schools for approximately 6 years and later volunteered as a teacher at St. Augustine School in Hartford for 12 years. At St Augustine Church she sewed 250 hand-made baptismal gowns.
She was President of Wethersfield Library Board, President of Friends of Wethersfield Library and became instrumental in creating its new children’s room. She was also President of League of Women Voters and represented Wethersfield at a conference in Washington, D.C.
She enjoyed playing bridge with her good friends for many years as well as taking up golf and becoming an active member of the women’s golf program at Wethersfield Country Club.
She is survived by her two children, Kathy Hughto (and husband Rick), Matty Gorman (and wife Lorri) and nine grandchildren; Mary Kate Callahan (and husband Tom), Billy Hughto (and wife Jackie), Katie Keenan (and husband Sam), Bobby Gorman (and fiancée Jaci), Annie Hughto (and husband Alex), Mickey Gorman, Jimmy Hughto, and Kelly and Trish Gorman. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, James, Sean and Molly Callahan.
Without a doubt, her greatest happiness was found with family. She was the core, the glue, the light for her entire family. She was famous for her pie crust and heaping amounts of joy were her special ingredient.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 15, 2020. Burial will take place at 11:30am in Village Cemetery, 1 Marsh Street Wethersfield. The Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To extend condolences, please visit
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    Village Cemetery
    Marsh St.
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Debbie Poleyestewa

Posted at 10:15am
I just saw the latest cover of the Yankee Flyer that came in our mailbox yesterday. I am saddened to read of Mary's passing. Even though I didn't know her personally I felt like I did with her warm and pleasant contributions that I would see in her and her husband Don's publication. At work we have advertised for a number of years in the Yankee Flyer as well. Please accept my condolences to you all - the Gorman family and the Yankee Flyer family on this loss.

--Debbie Poleyestewa

Mark E. Cutkomp

Posted at 06:13am
Matty ,Kathy and family we were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was one of kind of that era and we will miss her. I couldn't help but have a picture of her come into focus with her laugh and smile and head turned just so. Our thoughts are with your family. Mark and Nancy Cutkomp

Laura Moroney Cadwell

Posted at 04:32pm
Hi, I am your cousin Dennis Moroney's daughter Laura. I have such fond memories of your parents. We visited them when I was about 12 year old, it was a great trip! They showed us around and I wanna say Aunt Mary showed us ( my sister Liz and I) how to make baskets. I believed we also toured the newspaper- and had at the time the most amazing dinner ever- It was us girls first time having a full course meal:) I remember as a young girl - loving our big family reunions= usually at George's house. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Laura Moroney Cadwell.

Roy Cowles

Posted at 09:10am
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. Roy and Susan Cowles

John Campanello

Posted at 08:20am
To the whole Gorman family. LouAnn and I are very sorry to here about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in your family. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to her she was a very nice lady and I am sure will be missed.
John Campanello

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