Philomene G. McGourty
SHREWSBURY - Philomene Gilman McGourty, 89, of Westborough, formerly of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Phil was the wife of Lawrence McGourty, who died in 1998.
Phil was the daughter of John and Philomene Gilman. She grew up in Wellesley Hills and spent many summers in Tiverton, R.I.
Phil graduated from Newton Country Day and Manhattanville College. She studied Asian Art and Philosphy at Boston University. Besides raising four children, Phil was an avid horseback rider, photographer, and gardener. She was a prolific writer. Phil was a committed volunteer who believed that it was your obligation and duty to give back to the community.
Phil leaves her four children, her son Lawrence McGourty and his wife Michele of Wolfeboro, N.H., her daughter Maura Coulter of Telluride, Colo., her son Eric McGourty and his wife Jacqueline of Grafton, and her daughter Martha Kelleher and her husband Michael of Shrewsbury. She was blessed with nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial Mass Saturday, September 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Other funeral arrangements are private. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 2 Judith Road, Worcester, MA 01602.
The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2017.