Salem — Dorothy H. (Cool) “Gorton” Gallant, 87, of Salem, N.H., passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013, at her home with her family by her side.
Born in New York and educated in Lawrence, Mass., she was the daughter of Charles and Della (McMahon) Cool. She attended St. Augustine’s Grammar School and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Class of 1942.
For 22 years, she was employed with Oxford Paper Co. in Lawrence, and for 15 years, she was an inspector with Raytheon in Andover, retiring in 1988. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Tormey of Salem; two sons, Joseph R. Gorton Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Londonderry, N.H., and James B. Gorton and his wife, Frances, of Salem; one surviving sister, Irene Reilly of Florida; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, Mass. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m., in St. Monica’s Church, Methuen, with burial to follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, also in Methuen. For directions or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Gallant Family with the arrangements.