Mary Gorman

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Mary K Gorman died February 8th, 2013 at Bethany on University in Fargo, ND.  There will be a mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 14th at 10am at St. Anthony of Padua Church.  A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at Boulger Funeral Home at 7pm. 

Mary Kathryn Sullivan was born on March 10, 1926 in Drayton, ND to Francis B. and Sarah (Burke) Sullivan.  She attended grade school and graduated from High School in Berlin, ND in 1944.  She graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Aberdeen, SD as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in 1947. She later worked at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo.

Mary K married H. William Johnson in Fargo in 1948.  Bill was killed in the Korean War in 1951.  She married Stephen T. Gorman, Jr. in Fargo in 1952. Mary K and Steve were married for 60 years. 

Mary K is survived by her husband, Steve; children:  Kathy (George) Keiser of Bismarck ND, Steve of Fargo ND, and Beth (Randy) Hollingsworth of Maple Grove MN; grandchildren: Sarah (Kelly) Johnson of Bismarck ND, Katie Keiser of Bozeman MT, Christie Hollingsworth of Phoenix AZ, and Brian Hollingsworth of Maple Grove MN; great-granddaughters Ivy and Hannah Johnson of Bismarck ND;  sisters:  Pat Phillipp and Gerry (Bob) Schoener of Fargo ND, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Sarah Sullivan, first husband Bill Johnson, brother John Sullivan and sister Imogene Fitzpatrick. 

Memorials preferred to Ronald McDonald House Charities, PO Box 7323 Bismarck, ND 58507 or St. Anthony’s Church, 701 S. 10th St. Fargo, ND 58103.

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  1. St. Augustine floridaSteve we feel the lost of Mary K. she was a wonderful person and had losts of love for the employees at Knights..Those years there will be with me forever… Again lots of love for your family… As always your friend and Knight’s family… Ron Fugere Frenchy…. from Florida God Bess/////

  2. Fargo ndMy thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve Mary’s death and celebrate her life. Sr. Jane sends her prayers as well. Sorry we were not able to be with you in person.

  3. Moorhead, MN
    56560 Steve, Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your wife. She was a true and wonderful lady.

  4. Kathy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our moms are a most precious gift and their passing leaves such a void in our lives and in our hearts.

    Love to you, George, your dad, your daughters, and all of your family.


  5. Green Valley AZ
    Dear Steve and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Mary’s Passing.
    My Thoughts are with you and your family. I’ll see you again in April.
    Your golfing pal, Darrell

  6. Louisville KyJust received the news from my cousin. So sorry for the families loss. What a neat lady and great friend to my mother.
    Much love and hugs to the family,

  7. Chandler AZ
    Steve our sympathy on Mary K’s passing. She will be missed by many who remember her warm smile and thoughtful ways.

  8. Dear Steve, Kathy and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Mary K. She was a lovely lady and you both were so kind to my parents.
    I am in Florida, so won’t be able to attend the funeral but wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.
    With Sympathy,
    Kathy Schmierer

  9. Miami Shores, Fla FloridaI always read the obits of Fargo and Grqnd forks and so sorry to hear of Mary K’s passing. As we have lost touch with one another would love to hear from you when you feel up to it…My tel # is 305 895 1573.Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary

  10. South CarolinaSteve. So sorry to hear about your Mother! My prayers go out to you and your family! Lots of hugs to all! Remember and never forget, your Mother is very proud of you and her love will always be with you and your family! Hold onto her memories in your heart! Nobody can take those away from you!!

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