Sister Vivian Gorman, OP, died Aug. 15, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, Wis. Her religious name was Sister Priscilla. The funeral Mass was held at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa, Aug. 22, followed by burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery.
Sister Vivian made her first profession as a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa Aug. 5, 1947, and her perpetual profession Aug. 5, 1950. She taught for 10 years and served as principal for 18 years, assistant principal for three years, adult education director for six years and teacher aide for six years. Sister Vivian ministered as religious education coordinator for nine years, development staff for two years and pastoral staff for three years. She was a happy person who loved history and shared many talents and gifts with others. Sister Vivian brought good news to others and treated everyone with respect. She served in Wyoming, Illinois, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Alabama and California.
In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Sister Vivian did development work with the Friends of Sinsinawa while living in Long Beach, 1993-1995, and served as teacher aide at St. Lucy, Long Beach, 1995-2001.
Sister Vivian was born April 23, 1924, in Red Wing, Minn., the daughter of Ernest and Mary (McNamara) Gorman. Her parents and three brothers, Henry Gorman, George Gorman and John Gorman, preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Cecilia Becker; nieces; nephews; and her Dominican Sisters with whom she shared 75 years of religious life.
Memorials may be made to the Sinsinawa Dominicans, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI, 53824-9701 or at www.sinsinawa.org/donate online.