Frank W. “Flannagan” Gorham Jr., 88, of Great Barrington died Wednesday, Sept. 6, after a brief illness. He was born May 24, 1929, in Great Barrington, son of Frank W. Sr. and Elsie (Zaske) Gorham. Frank was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. After high school Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Epperson. Frank worked for 37 years as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1989.
Frank is survived by his wife, Marlene (Owens) Gorham, of Great Barrington, whom he married July 10, 1965, at Saint Peter’s Church in Great Barrington; son Raymond Gorham and wife Elaine of Middlefield; daughter Ann Marie Gorham and husband Asher Pucciarello of Westminster West, Vermont; sister Hazel Wool of Housatonic; five grandchildren: Finnegan Pucciarello, Oona Pucciarello, Esmé Pucciarello, Camille Gorham and Calvin Gorham; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by sister Marion Gorham and brother William E. Gorham.
In keeping with Frank’s wishes, all services are private and there are no calling hours. Services are entrusted to BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Frank’s memory may be made to either SBVAS or HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.