Joseph J. Gorham

  • Born: December 19, 1952
  • Died: June 28, 2020
  • Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Joseph by adding your memories and photos.

Joseph J. Gorham, 67, a longtime resident of Brockton, died peacefully at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham on Sunday, June 28th surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Elaine C. (Michaels) Gorham for 45 years. Son of Claire V. (Hennessey) Gorham of Stoughton and the late Thomas F. Gorham, Jr., he was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. Joe attended Catholic Memorial High School before graduating from Milton High School, Class of 1970. He earned his Associate Degree from Franklin Institute of Technology. He served 6 years in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a resident of Weymouth for 25 years before residing in Brockton for the past 19 years. Joe was an automotive mechanic for 10 years, finishing at Landfall Auto in Hingham before working as an Emergency Medical Technician for Eascare Ambulance in Dorchester for 37 years until his retirement in 2017. He also served as an Auxiliary Firefighter for the Town of Milton. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially on trips to New Hampshire.

In addition to his wife and his mother, Joe is survived by his children, Brittany M. Ramos and her husband Joe of Stoughton and Matthew J. Gorham and his wife Anne of Middleboro. He was the grandfather of Ethan Ramos, Lucas Ramos, Grace Gorham and Faith Gorham. He was the brother of Thomas F. Gorham, III and his wife Janice of Worcester and Virginia C. Gorham of Lynn and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, July 1 from 4-7 PM. Funeral Mass will be private. Masks and social distancing guidelines are required at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's name may be made to Gardner Group Inc. d/b/a On Site Academy, PO Box 448, Westminster, MA 01473.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Gorham family I want to send my deepest sympathy to you. I love you all........

Posted by Jeanne Cole - Venice, FL - Friend   July 02, 2020

Elaine and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many people. With deepest sympathy,

Posted by Gerie Owen - Arlington, MA - Family Friend   July 01, 2020

Sad to hear of Joe's passing, We will think of him as resting from the sorrow and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years.

Posted by jim & Mary Walsh - N Weymouth, MA - Friend   July 01, 2020

Brittany and the Gorham Family,
my thoughts and prayers are we you.
We send our deepest sympathy.
Marianna S. with familly, Braintree July 1,2020

Posted by Marianna Stypulkowski - Braintree, MA - Coworker   July 01, 2020

Elaine and family, We send our deepest sympathy. We send prayers and peace for you all.
Joe and Jane Skerry

Posted by Jane/Joe Skerry - Woburn, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

Elaine and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Elaine, you and Joe fought this battle so hard, may he rest in peace and your memories give you comfort.

Posted by Mary Kiley - Randolph, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020

Elaine, Matt, Brittany, and family:

I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was such a nice, kind, and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I imagine that he's up in Heaven cruising around in a Volkswagen as I remember how much he liked them. May he rest in the sweetest peace. Xoxo

Posted by Michelle Campbell - Weymouth, MA - Family Friend   June 30, 2020

So very Sorry for your loss Elaine. You are in my thoughts and prayers <3 celine>

Posted by CELINE POCHEBIT - MEDFIELD, MA - Friend   June 30, 2020


Our hearts are broken. Joe was the best of the best ! He will be greatly missed. May he rest in eternal peace.
With love, Gordon & Dawna

Posted by Dawna Smith - Weymouth, MA - Friend   June 29, 2020

Elaine, stay strong girlfriend. He is always in your heart.
Love ya.... Martha

Posted by Martha Waters - Billerica, MA - Friend   June 29, 2020

Brittany,and the Gorman family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, he will be with you all always. In the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze thru your hair, and in your thoughts that make you laugh.

Posted by Barbara Bergen - Stoughton - Friend   June 29, 2020


My thoughts and prayer are here for you and your family during these difficult time. Please know if you need support, you can always rely on us in Atrius. We miss you and hope that we can make this time easier for you.

Jenn M.

Posted by Jenn M - Boston, MA - Coworker   June 29, 2020

Elaine, Brittany, Matt and family: We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. Such a great man. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fly high with the angels Joe. We love you all. Love Mario and Julie

Posted by Mario and Julie Ramos - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   June 29, 2020

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