Catherine M. Gorman

Born: Sun., Aug. 12, 1928
Died: Thu., Apr. 14, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 17, 2016
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
Location: Our Lady of the Rosary

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Catherine M. “Cody” Gorman, 87 Poughkeepsie NY passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on April 14, 2016.  Catherine was born August 12, 1928 in Bronx. NY.  She was the daughter of the late Peter B Cody and Agnes Newcombe.  On December 30, 1950 she married the one and only “love of her life” John T Gorman, who predeceased her on September 4, 1965.

Catherine is pre deceased by her loving brothers; William Cody and Rev. Peter J. Cody.  She is survived by her children; John Gorman (Rita), Mary Falconi (John) and Peter Gorman (Margie-pre deceased).  She adored her 10 loving grandchildren; Brendan, Keara, Deirdre, Meghan, Jason, Jeanine, Falyn, Brian, Katie and Maureen. Also 12 cherished great-grandchildren; James, Mae, Sadie, Michael, Matthew, Ashleigh, Emilee, Cyhlee, Jase, Analyn, Kalem and Zoey.

Catherine relocated to Poughkeepsie, NY in the 70’s and enjoyed being her brother‘s secretary while he was the pastor at St. Peters Church.  She then soon retired and enjoyed working at St. Peter’s Cemetery alongside her daughter assisting the community with genealogy.

Catherine will always be remembered as a loving, generous, caring person and the matriarch of our family!

Visitation is Sunday, April 17, 2016, 4-8PM, at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 So Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 845-452-1840. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 18, 2016, 10AM at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, 185 Hudson View Dr. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 with Reverend Daniel O’Hare as principle celebrant. Burial is at a later date in St. Raymond’s Cemetery Bronx, NY.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hudson Valley Hospice 374 Violet Avenue Poughkeepsie NY 12601.Arrangements entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. To send an online condolences please visit


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Cheryl Van Leuven
   Posted Fri April 15, 2016
Jeanine and family,

John and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Pat Ault
   Posted Fri April 15, 2016
Dear Mary and family--meeting your mom while volunteering at the admin building was a wonderful experience..We had so very many laughs together..she always knew the right thing to say...I know she will be missed..My sincere sympathy to you and yours

Helene Cimorelli
   Posted Sat April 16, 2016
Mary and Family I am sorry to hear of Catherine passing I have know her since St Peter,s days She was a very loving person

Markie Pottenburgh
   Posted Sun April 17, 2016
Mary and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is very hard letting go of someone you loved and cherised so much. Hold on tight to all of your memories and know she is at peace now. One day you will meet again and she will be waiting to welcome you with open arms. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

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