Westborough – Janet (Rounding ) Gorham, 84, of Westborough and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Benjamin K. Gorham, who passed away in 1984.
Born in West Roxbury, she was the youngest child of the late James R. and Dorothy (Campbell) Rounding. She was a 1946 graduate of Newton High School and attended secretarial school.
Janet devoted her life to her husband and children. They spent many happy summers on Cape Cod and were active members of the Stone Horse Yacht Club in Harwich Port. She enjoyed playing bridge, socializing with her friends, caring for her yard, and knitting, ?and was a member of Southborough Garden Club,? Friends of the Southborough Library, and various other organizations her children participated in. She was also a volunteer at the Westborough Food bank for many years. She will be remembered as a talented knitter and her humor as she could always keep people laughing.
She is survived by her children, Susan Chorey and her husband Jon of? Southborough, Nancy Morris and her husband Stephen of Southborough, Debbie Kasper and her husband Karl of Bozeman, MT, Doug Gorham and his wife Linda of Hopkinton, and Joan Gorham and her husband Tom Walbom of Park City, UT; her sister, Ruth Hanson of Boulder, CO;? 12 grandchildren, Sayra Chorey, Nathan Chorey and his wife Lauren, Tim Chorey and his wife Pandi, Chuck Morris and his wife Sophia, Sean Morris, Niel, Ben and Kelley Kasper, Jenna and Ashley Gorham, Savannah and Madison Walbom; six great-grandchildren, Spencer and Charlotte Tim, J.P. and Colton Chorey, Kyla Morris, and Annika Chorey, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, James R. Rounding, Dorothy Hansen, Wesley and Robert Rounding.
At Janet's request, there will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m., at Pilgrim Church, Common Street, Southborough. Burial with her husband will be private in the South Harwich Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc., P.O. Box 786, Harwich, MA 02645 or Friends of the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.
To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.