Helen A. Gorman
FUNERAL HOME
Ahlgrim Funeral Home
567 South Spring Road
Elmhurst, IL
Helen A. Gorman née Scanlon, age 107, a longtime resident of Elmhurst died September 5, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Roger Gorman (2007); loving mother of the late Roger T. (1995), Eileen Moreau and Robert J. (Kathleen); proud grandmother of Sandra Moreau, Peter (Gloria) Moreau, Matthew Moreau, Patricia (Nicholas) Moreau Shaw, Joseph (Anna) Moreau, Rev. Patrick Gorman, Colleen (Tim Evans) Gorman, Maureen Gorman and Martin Gorman; great-grandmother of Liam Shaw, Madison Rojo, Joseph and Cullen Moreau, Ada Gorman and Bird Evans; sister of the late Josephine (the late Martin) O'Meara and the late Thomas (the late Marge) Scanlon. Helen was grateful for a beautiful life filled with the love of an extended family for 107 years. She was our Irish Matriarch, an icon of God's love who modeled a life of faith. As she moved into the loving embrace of God and her dear departed ones, she loved us, sang hymns and Danny Boy, and prayed. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. Prayers Thursday at 9 a.m. going to Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Arthur St., Elmhurst for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Private Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston. Info – 630-834-3515 or www.ElmhurstFH.com. Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to Residential Hospice Foundation, 5440 Corporate Dr., STE. 400, Troy, MI 48098 or www.residentialhospicefoundation.org.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 7, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
8
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Ahlgrim Funeral Home
567 South Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL
Sep
9
Prayer Service
9:00a.m.
Ahlgrim Funeral Home
567 South Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL
Sep
9
Mass of Christian Burial
9:30a.m.
Immaculate Conception Church
134 Arthur St., Elmhurst, IL
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I was with my mom, Marcie, today when we learned of Helen´s passing. We laughed and cried as we reminisced about their 60+ years of friendship. Mom marveled at Helen´s elegant wardrobe (always selected, she said, by her husband and your father, Roger) and the fact that she continued to wear high heels well into her 90´s. She remembered their "medical missions" work with other neighborhood ladies as they shared the local news while wrapping bandages for health centers in third world countries. She laughed about the fun times they had playing bridge with "the girls". And she recalled, with love, their phone conversations of recent years, with Helen, after about 5 minutes, saying "Ok, I think we´ve covered everything. Bye." As for me, what I recall is inviting Helen to a 97th birthday luncheon for Marcie. At the ripe young age of 105, she enthusiastically accepted and arrived at the luncheon with walker and caregiver in hand. But when she entered the dining room, she shooed both away and walked in, independent and on her own. What a lady! We have so many beautiful memories of your Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma. May your memories be a blessing to you all. With love, Marcie and Ellen Morgan
Ellen Morgan
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September 8, 2021
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Thank you for the good memories of playing wiffle ball when I was younger
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