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Mildred Gormley

Mildred Mae "Millie" Gormley, 98, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away on Wednesday morning, October 18, 2017 at UMSMC @ Dorchester.

Born on January 3, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Mae Baker.

Millie attended the local schools in Philly and graduated from Lynnhurst High School. She then attended Glassboro State College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education. After graduation Millie and her best friend opened a nursery school called Woodland School in Plainfield, New Jersey.

She then taught school in Montgomery County at the Rocking Horse Elementary School and retired after 35 years of teaching.

Millie married Robert C. Gormley in 1982 and soon after, relocated to the Eastern Shore from Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Gormley died on February 23, 2013.

She was a member of the Garden Club, Grand National Waterfowl Scholarship Committee, Yacht Club and previous board member of the YMCA.

Anyone who knew Millie loved her and she will truly be missed by all.

Surviving her is her son Norman Welch of Ocean City, MD; Step children Timothy Gormley of Cambridge, MD, Kevin Gormley of Onley, MD and Barbara Gormley of Silver Spring, MD; grandsons Preston Scot Welch and Gregory Byron Welch; great grandchildren Tori and Tyler Welch; sister, Barbara Pelzner and caregiver and devoted friend Lorie Walter.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a brother Edgar Baker and a sister Margie Ehmann.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2:00 till 6:00 p.m. at Millie’s home, 6043 Corners Wharf Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Millie’s name to Grand National Waterfowl Association Educational Trust Fund, P.O. Box 106, Cambridge, MD 21613, Dorchester County YMCA 201 Talbot Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613 or the Dorchester Garden Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Kathe Scanlon, 5705 Morris Neck Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD.

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Millie took a terrified rookie teacher -me- under her wing the first day of school in 1965. She was a friend from then on. I shared another tie with her, as her Bob and my Randy worked together from many years at Vitro Labs. I miss them all.

Cathy Lyon Jul 16 2019 12:00 AM

Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in God's memory will hear Jesus' voice and live again. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts.

Annie Wingfield Nov 29 2017 12:00 AM

The most gracious lady that I've ever had the pleasure of taking care of. I will truly miss her.

Brenda Elzey Oct 29 2017 12:00 AM

Millie you will be missed.

.Robert and Pat Jones Oct 25 2017 12:00 AM

we will miss you miss millie..

shirley and david Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

a true lady that will be missed by all.

John & Gloria McWilliams Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM