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Johanna Gorman (Dunne)

Also Known As: "Jo"
Death: Died in Dublin, Fingal, Ireland
Place of Burial: Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Michael Dunne and Mary Dunne
Wife of Edward Gorman
Mother of Brid Gorman and Mary Margaret Gorman
Sister of Thomas Dunne; Mary Kate Dunne; John Dunne; Ellen Dunne and Bridget (Bid) Dunne

Occupation: Secondary (High) School Teacher
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Immediate Family

About Johanna Gorman

Johanna was eleven when her father died. Her mother was widowed with six children, Johanna being the eldest. There were no state benefits so Molly as her mother was known worked to keep her six children alive. Four of the six went to second level schools and two including Johanna went to Third Level thanks to the clergy, the nuns and Christian Brothers. One of the American Dunnes wanted to bring her to the U.S. but she refused to go. It was unusual for girls to go to University so Johanna was ahead of her time, helped by a University scholarship. She felt that this was hard on her mother who had to supplement this with hard-earned money to help her to live in Dublin and to travel home for holidays. When she completed her studies she returned home and taught until her marriage in Holy Faith Convent Rosbercon, Co. Kilkenny.

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Johanna Gorman's Timeline

September 2, 1911
October 1946
Age 35
Kilkenny, Ireland

The date should be October 1946.

April 9, 1992
Age 80
Dublin, Fingal, Ireland
- August 1946
Sisters of the Holy Faith
Dublin, Ireland