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June 8, 1935 - January 1, 2017
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Dr. David P. Gormley, Sr., 81, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 after a prolonged illness peacefully with family at his side in Milford, MA. He was born June 8, 1935, in Englewood, N.J., to Esther L. (nee Bachmann) and Arthur O. Gormley Sr.
He graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1953 and Tufts University in 1957. He then went on to medical school at the University of Chicago graduating in 1961. He graduated with highest honors from both universities. He then interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and conducted his Residency Training at the University Hospital Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, he served two years in the United States Public Health Service.
As a child psychiatrist, Dr. Gormley had his own practice and then later in his career went on to work for the Fairfax County Behavioral Health Services. He retired in December 2015 and moved to Massachusetts to be closer to family. He was a long time resident of Fairfax and Herndon, VA.
Dr. Gormley was a loving and devoted father who enjoyed traveling, the arts, reading and coin collecting. He exemplified such perseverance and showed kindness to all.
Dr. Gormley was preceded in death by his mother Esther L. (nee Bachmann) Gormley, father Arthur O. Gormley, Sr and brother Arthur O. Gormley, Jr. He is survived by his three sons, David Paul Gormley, Jr. of Charleston, SC, Craig Gormley and his wife Elizabeth Gormley of Hopkinton, MA, and Blair Gormley of Herndon, VA and their mother Charlene Gormley of Oakton, VA. Dr. Gormley leaves behind his two grandchildren that were dear to his heart, Melinda and Owen Gormley.
A celebration of his life will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Dr. David P. Gormley to support research and patient care at American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or via http://www.diabetes.org/donate/other-ways-to-give/donate-by-mail.html