Catherine R. Gormley (nee Roland), of Philadelphia, passed away Nov. 7, 2020.
Catherine was born July 1 to Walter and Molly Roland, but we are not allowed to tell the year. Although she was renowned for never holding back and had a knack for telling it like it is, she firmly believed that a woman never told her age or her weight. Kate loved life and laughter and the center of that life was her family. Above everything else, she loved spending time with her family. This time included game and poker nights, Myrtle beach vacations, Irish Weekend, phone calls (except between 7 - 7:30 PM when Jeopardy! was on), Dancing to Mambo #5 and her famous Nanny hugs and neck kisses. Kate lived her faith and loved Our Lady of Calvary Church, which she was a member of since 1963. She was a member of OLC Seniors #2 and enjoyed the time she spent with her friends at meetings, playing BINGO and taking trips. Kate liked shopping, going to the movies, lobster, Ice Cream, and the occasional Guinness beer which she always referred to as "breakfast in a glass" .
Wife of the late John G. Devoted mother of Eileen (Peter) Franco, Joseph (Kathy), Kate (Jim) Fields, Mary (Vince) Pacitti, Jackie (John) Hagan, John and Maureen (Bob) Hofmeister. Beloved grandmother of Heather, Diane, Joseph, Theresa, Brian, Lauren, Janette, Melissa, Colin, Suzanne, Jackie, Christopher, Bridget, Jeffrey, John, Meaghan, Timothy, Daniel and Kelly. Loving great-grandmother of Mark, Michael, Brenna, James, Jack, Seamus, Sean, Declan, Elizabeth, Teddy, Rylan, and Caleb . She is the dear sister of Mary, Margaret, Cecilia, Sally, Patrick, Michael, the late John, the late Walter, and the late James. Relatives, friends, members of OLC Seniors and AOH Division 61 are invited to her viewing and funeral Fri. 9:30 - 10:45 AM at Our Lady of Calvary Church, 11024 Knights Rd. Funeral Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. To share a memory of Catherine, please visit www.tjfluehr.com.
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