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Mildred Gormley

January 3, 1919 — October 18, 2017

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.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com


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