- February 5, 2013
- Gloucester, Massachusetts
of Specialist's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Michael's memory to the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps, Boston Minutemen Division, Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930.
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“Sweet, sweet Michael. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to all of his loved ones, particularly Barbra. Although I didn't get the...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Hannah Cummins - Brookline, MA
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
2 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Whitlock - Chicago, IL
“Dear Barbara, Dear Andrea -- How very sorry we were to hear of Michael's passing. Although we had the opportunity of meeting him only a couple of...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: April and Bill Dawley - FL
“I would like to offer my condolence from the Chicago Word Processing Department. My prayers are with you. May the creator carry you through this time...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Chisholm - Chicago, IL
“Barbara words can not express how sorry I am to hear about your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
5 of 24 | Posted by: Saleria Gano - Chicago, IL
“Barbara, I was so sorry to hear about your son. There is nothing I can say but hope that you find some comfort in the love of your family and...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Slayton - Revere, MA
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was lucky enough to have Mike in my chemistry class at BHS. It was a time when he was figuring...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Irfan Alibhai
“So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. -
Richard Barbato, Director, Office of Veterans Services, Gloucester, MA.
8 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Barbato - Gloucester, MA
“I was Michaels 3rd grade grade teacher at the Lincoln School,in Brookline.
My memories of Michael are of a warm, witty, life loving boy who delighted...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Paula Reilly - Brookline, Mass.
“I have only met your son over oovoo, when my daughter Shelli was hanging out with him and Richard in NY. Although I have heard lots about him from...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Ronnie - Veneta, OR
My heart goes out to you. I know how much you loved Mike and how much he loved you. I know there is nothing that I can say to ease your...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Flo Larson - No. Attleboro, MA
“Sorry for your lost ..But want to thank you for letting Michael sever our contrey. Our prays are with your family
12 of 24 | Posted by: Donna Gurley - Fitchburg, MA
“Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family and Friends of Specialist Michael Gorman. We sincerely Thank Him for serving our Country. The Ripley Family
13 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon Ripley - Northborough, MA
“Sorry to hear about the loss of your son. When it hurts to look back and you are to scared to go forward, look beside you and your friends will be...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Corinne and Thomas Hickey - MA
“My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Mike was a very special man, kind, considerate, loving, and thoughtful. We will all miss him. With Love, ...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Simonds - Dedham, MA
I will always remember Michael because he was my daughter's first crush at Lincoln School, Brookline, in 7th grade. During his High...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jan Coleman - Brookline, MA
“Michael was such a sweet and gentle man and loved and respected his mother with every ounce of his being. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Karen St Pierre - Lowell, MA
“Dear Barbara,I remember first meeting Mike in second grade and we have been friends ever since. Getting to know both of you was one of the most...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Rikki Mueller - Chicago, IL
We are very sadden to hear the news about Michael. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. He was a...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Rita Hogan and Family - MA
So many members of the BHS family are mourning the loss of Mike. The adults in the building lucky enough to know him well have been sharing...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: paul epstein - brookline, MA
“My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Michael's family, especially his Mom.
May he soar with the angels and his star shine eternally bright in the...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Rosemarie Annese - Millbury, MA
“Thank You for your service. My deepest sympathy.
22 of 24 | Posted by: Gail lopez - Midfield,, MA
“Dear Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. I know you were a loving and amazing mom. I...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Sheila Eghbali - Cambridge, MA
“Barbara, so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved son Michel. I know how close you both were and please know that my thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Carol Panarese - Everett, MA
GLOUCESTER-Twenty year old, Specialist Michael Gorman, United States Army, formerly of Brookline, died unexpectedly on February 5, 2013 at Ft. Drum United States Army Base, New York.
Born in New York, New York, Michael was the beloved son of Barbara Hogan of Gloucester. His early education was at the Maria Montessori School in New York City. During his teenage years, he moved with his mother to Brookline and attended Brookline High School. He was a member of the graduating class of 2011 where he demonstrated his leadership skills.
Michael chose to dedicate his young life to protecting and serving the American people through his enlistment in the United States Army. His love of duty and country began as a member of the United States Navy Sea Corps Cadets in Gloucester. Through his association with the Navy Sea Cadets, Michael developed a strong belief in duty and service to others. Upon his high school graduation, his formal military training began at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma where he was accepted in the advanced rank of Private Third Class and Squad Leader.
Specialist Gorman was dedicated to the fellow servicemen and women of F - Company 7-10 BSB, 3BCT, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York. He was an excellent solider willing to give his life in support of freedom and American ideals. His courage and strength were true.
Michael was an avid car enthusiast. He was a talented builder of muscle cars. Throughout his years at school, he was renowned for his knowledge of automotive engines and had the honor of teaching -alongside his shop instructor at Brookline High. He loved all cars, especially those with muscle and speed, and shared his passion with others. His love extended to animals, and his pet cats were showered with affection. Michael's soft side was revealed in his loving, supportive relationship with his mother. Together, they faced whatever life had to offer. His memory will live on forever.
Michael is survived by his loving mother, Barbra Hogan, of Gloucester, his uncle, David Stanley, and his wife, Barbara, of Lakeville, FL, his aunt, Andrea Devergie, and her husband, Robert, of France and many cousins and extended family, friends, and fellow protectors of freedom.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives, friends and fellow veterans are invited to his funeral service with full military honors which will be held in the Middleton Congregational Church, 63 Maple St., Middleton, Tuesday at 11 A.M. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers, Monday from 5 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Michael's memory to the United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps, Boston Minutemen Division, Gloucester High School, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA 01930. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com