The death has occurred of Brendan Gormley
Arlington, Boston, Massachusetts and formerly of Pulladoey, Aughnacliffe, Longford

Predeceased by his parents, Margaret Ann (nee Gormley) and Patrick Gormley, and by his brothers and sisters Mick (Michael of Enaghan), Jim (Jimmy Joe of New Jersey), Pat (Patrick of Harrow, London), Anna (Christchurch, New Zealand), Maggie May (Cunnareen), Eugene (Pulladoey), Tom (Sheffield), John (Tipperary), Mel (Dublin & New Zealand), and Peadar (Pulladoey).

 

Brendan will be very deeply missed by his loving wife Margaret (Nee Kiernan, formerly of Kilbracken and of Errew, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim). Loving father of Deirdre Boulter and her husband Bobby, Hampstead, NH, Monica Sheedy and her husband Jim of Arlington, Tara MacDonald and her husband Jeff, Arlington, and Brendan Gormley and his wife Jessica, Arlington.

 

Proud and treasured grandfather of Molli McNeil, Jeffrey and Gavin MacDonald, Nieve Boulter, Danny Sheedy, Maeve, Brendan John, and Quinn, Gormley. Brendan is survived by his brothers and sister, Colm Gormley (Garty Lough, Arvagh), Chris Hourican (Fostragh), and Fr Kevin Gormley, (Boonville, Missouri). Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

 

Brendan (G-man), passed peacefully on January 13, 2022, with his loving family by his side. Born and raised one of 14 children in Pulladoey, Augnacliffe, County Longford, Ireland, Brendan worked in England for a short period before immigrating to Vancouver in 1960. He then moved to San Francisco, and later to New York city where he met Margaret Kiernan, formerly of Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, who was born only 10 miles from Brendan’s birthplace. They settled down in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1965, where they raised their four kids in a very warm, welcoming and open home.

 

A very dedicated and astute businessman, he owned a very successful plastering enterprise as well as many other ventures. Over the years he employed his son Brendan, his nephews Sean and Patrick, and his grandsons, among others, before retiring at the age of 70.

 

His deep interest in family and in people in general, sociable personality, insightful and worldly knowledge, respectful demeanour, sense of humour, and his supportive nature, made him a particularly special person to all who had the good fortune to spend any time in his company.

 

From family members beginning a new life in the Boston area, to neighbours, his children’s friends, and the many visitors from Ireland, the Gormley house and the “The G Pub” was always open. He was a true legend and will be sadly and deeply missed by his extended family and very wide circle of friends.

 

May Christ, who called you, take you to himself; may angels lead you to the bosom of Abraham

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

 

Brendan’s Wake will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 pm, at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington (masks are required). Relatives and friends are invited to visiting.

 

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes' Church, 30 Medford Street, Arlington, on Thursday at 11:30 am (masks are required).

 

The Mass will be live-streamed from the Catholic Parishes of Arlington website, at the internet address: www.cparl.org. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, https://www.lung.org/.

 

To send an online condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

DEATH NOTICE

The death has occurred of Brendan Gormley
Arlington, Boston, Massachusetts and formerly of Pulladoey, Aughnacliffe, Longford

Brendan Gormley

Predeceased by his parents, Margaret Ann (nee Gormley) and Patrick Gormley, and by his brothers and sisters Mick (Michael of Enaghan), Jim (Jimmy Joe of New Jersey), Pat (Patrick of Harrow, London), Anna (Christchurch, New Zealand), Maggie May (Cunnareen), Eugene (Pulladoey), Tom (Sheffield), John (Tipperary), Mel (Dublin & New Zealand), and Peadar (Pulladoey).

 

Brendan will be very deeply missed by his loving wife Margaret (Nee Kiernan, formerly of Kilbracken and of Errew, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim). Loving father of Deirdre Boulter and her husband Bobby, Hampstead, NH, Monica Sheedy and her husband Jim of Arlington, Tara MacDonald and her husband Jeff, Arlington, and Brendan Gormley and his wife Jessica, Arlington.

 

Proud and treasured grandfather of Molli McNeil, Jeffrey and Gavin MacDonald, Nieve Boulter, Danny Sheedy, Maeve, Brendan John, and Quinn, Gormley. Brendan is survived by his brothers and sister, Colm Gormley (Garty Lough, Arvagh), Chris Hourican (Fostragh), and Fr Kevin Gormley, (Boonville, Missouri). Sadly missed by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

 

Brendan (G-man), passed peacefully on January 13, 2022, with his loving family by his side. Born and raised one of 14 children in Pulladoey, Augnacliffe, County Longford, Ireland, Brendan worked in England for a short period before immigrating to Vancouver in 1960. He then moved to San Francisco, and later to New York city where he met Margaret Kiernan, formerly of Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, who was born only 10 miles from Brendan’s birthplace. They settled down in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1965, where they raised their four kids in a very warm, welcoming and open home.

 

A very dedicated and astute businessman, he owned a very successful plastering enterprise as well as many other ventures. Over the years he employed his son Brendan, his nephews Sean and Patrick, and his grandsons, among others, before retiring at the age of 70.

 

His deep interest in family and in people in general, sociable personality, insightful and worldly knowledge, respectful demeanour, sense of humour, and his supportive nature, made him a particularly special person to all who had the good fortune to spend any time in his company.

 

From family members beginning a new life in the Boston area, to neighbours, his children’s friends, and the many visitors from Ireland, the Gormley house and the “The G Pub” was always open. He was a true legend and will be sadly and deeply missed by his extended family and very wide circle of friends.

 

May Christ, who called you, take you to himself; may angels lead you to the bosom of Abraham

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

 

Brendan’s Wake will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 pm, at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington (masks are required). Relatives and friends are invited to visiting.

 

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes' Church, 30 Medford Street, Arlington, on Thursday at 11:30 am (masks are required).

 

The Mass will be live-streamed from the Catholic Parishes of Arlington website, at the internet address: www.cparl.org. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, https://www.lung.org/.

 

To send an online condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

Date Published: Monday 17th January 2022
Date of Death: Thursday 13th January 2022

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