unknown - August 25, 2013
Jean Wright Gorham 88 of Elbridge, surrounded by her family went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Born to Fred and Nellie (Cottle) Wright on Feb. 21, 1925 in Hartlot, NY Jean was a life long resident of Elbridge. After graduating in 1943 from Elbridge High School, she attended Menges Secretarial School. Jean retired in 1989 from Elbridge Elementary School as a food service worker. As a member of the Elbridge Community Church, she enjoyed singing in the church choir. She also served as a deaconess and on the Board of Directors. Jean was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elbridge Fire Dept.
Jean was predeceased in 2011 by her husband of 63 years Fred “Flash” Gorham, Jr. She is survived by her children Richard (Christine) Gorham, Diane (Robert) Nichols, Kathleen (Daniel) Beeles, and Pamela (Sandy) Jackson, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, her cousins Joyce Hunter and Elsie Gorham, sister in law Frances G. Teahan, several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Elbridge Community Church with the Rev. Dr. James Stone officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo or Hospice of the Finger Lakes, Auburn. The Bush Funeral Home of Elbridge has charge of arrangements.