Obituaries

Stephen J. Gorski

August 20th, 2016

Stephen J. Gorski, age 52, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died August 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.

Stephen was born on December 2, 1963, in Stoneham, MA; he was the cherished son of Donald and Arlene Gorski. Stephen was part of a large, loving, and close knit family. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, attended Shawsheen Valley Regional Tech. High School in Billerica, and graduated with the Class of 1981. Following High School, Stephen went to work as a private contractor in the computer field and at the time of his death he was a very talented CAD designer.

Stephen or “Uncle Steve” as he was known to his family and friends was a free spirit; he enjoyed traveling and spending time at his trailer in Maine. Stephen loved Maine, its landscapes, mountains and rocky coast line. Stephen was very comfortable with nature, he had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening on his property in Maine.

Stephen enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to act goofy for his nieces, nephews and friends children. His endearing personality and willingness to help others drew people to him; his friends ranged from infants to the elderly and he just fit right in with any group. To say Stephen was a “people lover” was an understatement, he would go out of his way to help anyone and he just cherished the fact that he could make them smile; it really warmed his heart.

Stephen will be fondly remembered as always being joyful and upbeat, everyone was happy and laughing when they were around him. Stephen lit up a room wherever he went with his larger than life personality.

Stephen was a very devoted and loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many; he will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stephen was the cherished son of Donald and Arlene (Sullivan) Gorski of Wilmington, beloved brother of Sharon Marcotte & husband Jay and David Gorski & wife Kimberly all of Chelmsford, Donald Gorski and Erin Antinarelli & husband Fred all of Wilmington. Loving “Uncle Steve” of Rachel, Christopher, Kerry, Kailey, Kristina, Robert, Donnie, Alison and great-nephew Zachary. Stephen is also survived by many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, August 24th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 321 Port Road, Wells, ME 04090

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Stephen J. Gorski”

  1. Joan Culwell Pickwell says:

    You will always be remembered in my thoughts and prayers Steve. My parents were so very fond of you as we all were. So sorry we lost touch with you, rest in peace old friend.
    Love,
    Joan

  2. Trisha Schuren says:

    Steve was the heart of our campground in Maine. I will miss seeing his smiling face, his great sense of humor, his wonderful stories. He will be be missed desperately by all of us.

  3. Kathy Gilbert says:

    So sadden to hear of the loss of a childhood friend. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Gilbert Family

  4. Charlotte Nagle says:

    My heart felt sympathy for your loss.
    Charlotte Nagle

  5. Kathleen & Mark Griffin says:

    My heart is broken my friend. We are praying for your family you know we are. I’m going to miss you so much. You will forever be my dearest friend always. You brought so much laughter to so many. We had so many good times. I’ll never forget. I’m so sorry for this loss in your family.

  6. Bill Kelley says:

    My heart aches for all.Sometimes lifes not fair XOBill Kelley

  7. Michael Sullivan says:

    Don, Arlene and family, we are so sad to hear of Stephen’s passing. What a wonderful and touching obituatury , he clearly brought joy to many. So sorry we can not offer our condolences in person.
    Love,
    Mike and Maria Sullivan

  8. Elaine Bogue says:

    I’m absolutely stunned by Stephen’s passing. He had so much of his life left to live. To me he will always be that 19 year old boy that I met at Computervision over 30 years ago sitting at his desk designing the “ultimate Winnebago”. He was a friend to everyone he met. Always offering his help and support. Always ready for a new adventure. I am lucky to have hundreds of wonderful memories of our times together. He was up for anything and I’m sure that I never laughed so hard in my life as I did with him. But more than anything it was his family that meant the most to him. It was their unending love and support that made him the wonderful man that he was. I know I’ll never forget him. Never forget that smile. Never forget that joyous personality. I thought there would always be another time with Stephen. I only wish that I had hugged him longer that last time when we said goodbye. I never thought that it would be goodbye. Thank you for all the good times Stevo-Beavo. I think you always gave more than you got and I’m sorry for that. love, Elaine

  9. Lisa Moore Lind says:

    Dear Don Sr. Arlene, David, Don, Erin and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies for your sudden loss.
    Please know, at this time your family is in our prayers and thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    The Lind and Moore Family
    Londonderry, NH

  10. Lou and Heather Moore says:

    So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May loving memories of Stephen bring you peace during this most difficult time.
    Lou and Heather Moore

  11. Heather Moore says:

    FYI..For those who wish to donate to The Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve they recommend that you be sure to note: IN MEMORY OF STEPHEN J. GORSKI on your donation (cash or check only).

  12. The Mercuri Family says:

    To the Gorski Family
    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, May he rest in Peace

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