John T. Gorman, Jr., 79: L.L. Bean family member, established charity foundation

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YARMOUTH — John T. “Tom” Gorman, Jr., 79, died Feb. 10 at his Bay Square at Yarmouth residence after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of Yarmouth, he was born in Nashua, N.H., on May 25, 1930, the son of John T. and Barbara B. Gorman.

He attended Yarmouth schools and qualified for his pilot’s license at age 17. 

After he graduated from Cheverus High School in 1949, he attended Fairfield University and received his bachelor’s of arts degree in 1954.

As a member of the L.L.Bean family, his career was spent working for the company.

He had many friends and was a member of the Yarmouth Lions Club, the Men’s Club and the Sacred Heart Church. 

His hobbies included traveling, coaching youth baseball, motorcycling, snowmobiling and flying his Piper airplane.

During his later years, he established a philanthropic foundation to benefit Maine residents, including those with mental and physical health problems, food scarcity and aging issues. 

He is survived by his two brothers and their wives, James W. Gorman and his wife Maureen and Leon A. Gorman and his wife Lisa; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth.

Memorial donations may be made to H.A.R.T., The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, P.O. Box 351, Cumberland, ME 04021.

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