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Muriel A. Gorman

January 6, 1944 January 27, 2014
Muriel A. Gorman
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Obituary for Muriel A. Gorman

Muriel Gorman, 1944 – 2014, passed peacefully on January 27 after an extended illness. A longtime resident of Tewksbury she remains, even in her passing, the beloved wife of James Gorman, formerly VP of Operations at Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, MA. Muriel and Jim’s active spiritual life was anchored at Holy Family Parish, Lowell. They previously hailed from Sanborn, NY, they met in Niagara Falls, NY and were High School sweethearts. Muriel and Jim married in 1964. Muriel was blessed with and is survived by her three children, their spouses and her five beloved grandchildren; James and Rose Gorman and their daughter Baily Rose of Lockport, NY; Douglas and Cindy Gorman and their children Kyle and Lily of Raleigh, NC; and Allison and Stephen Duby and their children Porter and Blake of Lowell, MA. She also leaves behind her younger sister Mary and brother-in-law Halit Turan of FL. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Virginia Biggins. Muriel was also predeceased by her elder sister, Marqueen Schwartz and her twin sister Margaret Stevenson as well as a beloved friend, Linda Sandstrom. Muriel touched the lives of so many through her work, family and friendships. She tenderly served those that needed care as a nurse at Mount Saint Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Upon moving to Tewksbury, she enjoyed working as a nanny, continuing to support several local families until her own grandchildren became the center of her family. Muriel loved to travel, touring the world first and foremost with Jim. They found friends where ever they went, among the Corvette Club, with whom they sped, as well as with lifelong friends whom they met on their honeymoon. Together, they cruised the Caribbean and Europe. She was game to hop a train to NY to catch a play, join friends to travel abroad, or join a bus trip with friends to just about anywhere. For Muriel, fun was found among the many friends she cultivated along the way. She also loved to cook, bake (think lemon squares), crème brule, and to entertain those she loved. Muriel had a great sense of direction, it lead her to build a family and friendships wherever she lived. She will be best remembered for the depth of her love for family, her friendships, her beautiful smile and sparkling blue eyes, her deep faith and sense of humor, her warmth and generosity to all she met an most importantly her beautiful caring heart. GORMAN – Of Tewksbury, Jan. 27. Muriel Gorman. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday at the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica from 4 – 8 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held Thursday at Holy Family Parish, 30 Grafton St. Lowell at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, N. Tewksbury. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be to The Gynecological Oncology Fund in the Memory of Muriel Gorman, c/o Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114 or giving.massgeneral.org

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