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Eleanor E. "Mickey" Gorski

November 11, 1938 — January 20, 2024

Eleanor E. “Mickey” Gorski

Mickey Gorski may have passed on from this life on Saturday, January 20th but will continue to live on in our hearts forever.  At age 85, she had a life overflowing with love, laughter and true friendships as she never met a stranger and never let the smile leave her face.

Growing up in Baltimore, MD, she moved to Norway for part of her youth.   She often told the story about being a 7-year old child on Norway’s public transport by herself, and befriending anyone who spoke English instantly.  

Those that knew her aren’t surprised.  She had a way of befriending everyone in her path and learning your whole life history in a matter of minutes.  She had phone numbers written everywhere of strangers she wanted to keep in touch with, and she did just that often.  Her circle was wide and far reaching, and her friendships spanned over decades.

Most memorable were her friends from Mergenthaler High School (Mervo) in Baltimore who she still regularly met with until the end.  Many of these childhood friends are here today and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  For we have grown up with you as well and your love and friendship included us effortlessly and left us with a larger family, many of whom we still call “Aunt” and “Uncle” today.

It was here at Mervo that she met the love of her life, Bob Gorski.  After graduating, Bob served in the military for several years and Mickey pursued a professional modeling career.   They married in April of 1960 at St. Athanasius in Wagner’s Point and began their lives together in a small home on the Magothy, enjoying time spent on boat with their beloved dog as passenger.   Mickey’s god-daughters, Vanessa, Robin and Cassie were frequent and well-loved visitors and were there when they welcomed their first daughter, Lisa.  

Bob and Mickey moved into a new home in Riviera Beach where they resided for the rest of their lives.  They welcomed daughter Trina into this home, making their family complete.

This home was filled with laughter, parties, friends, swimming in the back yard and drinking beer.  Lots of beer.   They loved to entertain and had a large circle of friends who they held dear until the end.  

Mickey was an active member of The Sons of Norway with her parents, attending events for many years along with her brother, Billy, and his wife Tricia and son Adam.  She loved taking trips, whether it be on a bus with a group of friends or traveling abroad with friends and family, she was always ready for any adventure that awaited her.

She was a skilled artist, painting everything in sight for several years – from walls to portraits to unique household items. She belonged to several craft groups and enjoyed the friendship of many with her same passions, which also included bowling and playing cards.   She was active in the Red Hat Society and enjoyed her “Batty Hatties” and their adventures.

The years brought son-in-laws and grandchildren and great happiness.   The grandkids (Alex, Colin, Aidan, Olivia, Andrew, Addison and Tyler) adored their mom-mom and pop-pop and enjoyed the time spent with them.  Always wanting more children and a large family, she informally adopted many as her own to include Jen Zulka and daughter Kayla; Cathy Sterling and Kathy Kastberg.  There was plenty of love to spread to all.

She also had several dear neighborhood friends that she loved like family to include Louise, Colleen, Betty, Marty, Pat, Linda, Mary, Myrna, Thelma, Sue and many, many more.  Dear Mervo friends include Nancy, Lois, Dixie and the gang.   She had an extended family of nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins that she leaves behind along with many other friends and loved ones.

Diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, she made friends with everyone at Dr. Sharma’s office at the Tate Center and we credit them with giving her the best care and treatment over these many years that allowed us to keep her on this Earth longer than expected.

Although it is now her time to go, we hope you will continue to hold her in your hearts with us and remember her smile, her jokes, her eternal happy disposition and the love she had for each and every one of you.  

Left to mourn this wonderful couple are their daughter Lisa G. Sharkey and her husband Dave, their daughter Trina G. Anderson and her fiancé' Rick Rodgers, Mickey's brother the late William Mostad, and their loving grandmother of Alex, Aidan, Addie, Colin, Andrew, Tyler, Kayla Zulka and the late Olivia.


Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the family owned and operated MCCULLY POLYNIAK & COLLINS FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road PASADENA on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. A Prayer service for Eleanor and her husband Bob will be held on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday at 1:30 pm to process to Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery for a 2:30 pm graveside service.

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