August 19, 2013

Requiescat in pace

This past Saturday, our long-time colleague Stanley Gorski went home to the Lord.  He began showing signs of illness back in April and was checked into the hospital.  He had a neurological issue and died of a rare brain disease.  He leaves behind his lovely daughter Charlotte '07, his former wife Mrs. O'Leary of our social studies department, a brother, and many relatives.  Mr. Gorski began working at his alma mater, Bishop Bradley High School in 1962 after graduating from Saint Anselm College.  He taught English and was very involved in athletics.

I enjoyed Mr. Gorski very much and loved chatting with him about the history of the school.  He had an amazing memory and was a great source of instituional memory.  He was a legend in the city of Manchester and God only knows how many children he taught over the past 51 years.

His wake is tomorrow, August 20, from 4pm-8pm at Lambert's Funeral Home and his funeral is Wednesday at 10am at Saint Joseph Cathedral.  He was a parishoner at Saint Hedwig Parish but the church could not hold the throngs of people that will undoubtely come to his funeral.

Mrs. Henning of our English department interviewed Mr. Gorski last year for his 50th anniversary party, please enjoy looking back on his amazing life (don't miss his rendition of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" in Middle English around the 5 minute mark in the video):

Mr. Stan Gorski: In his own words from Trinity High School on Vimeo.

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