GLOUCESTER — 20 year old, Specialist Michael Gorman, U.S. Army, formerly of Brookline, died unexpectedly on February 5, 2013 at Ft. Drum United States Army Base, New York.
Born in New York City, 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, Fla.; 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, February 12 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, February 11 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, Gloucester, MA 01930. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com