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“I met Joe about 10 years ago. I was his Massage therapist. I met Joe at the Bluehill steam bath in Norwood where I worked. The baths closed down and...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Kaplan - taunton, MA

“I met Joe in 1988 when i opened my music store next to Rowland Tv and Joe's Barbershop. He was a sweet ,great guy whom I found out at that time was a...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Robert Tarchara - Canton, MA

“My deepest heartfelt sympathy on your loss. This is very sad to hear. Joe and his family is in our thoughts and prayers . Joe was one of my Dads...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Perkins - Stoughton, MA

“Mr. Gorman,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served during the Korean War. And to your...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Casey

“I am very sorry for your loss. My father always enjoyed his visits to the barber shop. Sending sincere sympathy to your family. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Macuch - Monument Beach, MA

“Our sincere sympathy to all the Gorman family on Joe's passing. He was well liked in the town of Stoughton. R.I.P Joe! ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Michael & Maureen Tierney - FL

“Our deepest sympathy to all the Gorman family on the sad passing of Joe. He was such a gentle person. May he Rest in Peace. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Mary and Connie Cronin, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland

“Sincere sympathy to all the Gorman family on the sad passing of Joe. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Gerard, Mary and Donal Fenton , Mastergeey, Co. Kerry, Ireland

“Our sincere sympathy to all the Gorman family on the sad passing of Joe. We have a lot of fond memories of him in Ireland and when we visited Boston....Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila and Tom O Shea. Waterville, Co Kerry. Ireland.

“Mr Gorman, thanks for all the great memories and wisdom you dispensed in your shop on Wyman street. I still say good for another 3000 miles to my...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Tierney - Boxford, MA

“Sorry to hear. I always heard great things about your dad from Corey. Auntie Judy and Uncle Jimmy ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Benson - Easton, MA - Friend

“So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man.may he rest in peasecc ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: June Desousa - Melbouree, FL

“You were my barber for well over a decade and at that time I followed you from your place on Wyman Street, to your own homemade Barber Shop in your...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Matthew Bernstein - Norton, MA

“Joe,You were my barber for well over a decade and at that time I followed you from your place on Wyman Street, to your own homemade Barber Shop in...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Matt Bernstein - Friend

“Joe,You were my barber for well over a decade and at that time I followed you from your place on Wyman Street, to your own homemade Barber Shop in...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Matt Bernstein - Friend

“You will be missed by all who came in contact with you over the many years, Joe. Your smiles and conversations while cutting hair were a treasure. I...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: John Fernandez - Ocala, FL

“MaryBeth: I. I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. He was a wonderful man. For many years I got to see him every Friday where he would bring...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon Creighton - Mansfield, MA

“Rest in Peace my friend. I will miss you so very much. Slow Joe as we called him because he did everything at his own slow pace, walk, talk, cut...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Panico - Fort Myers, FL

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STOUGHTON-----Joseph P. "Joe" Gorman, 88, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 with his family at his side after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Mary (McBreen) Gorman for 51 years.

Born in Stoughton, a son of the late Joseph and Annie (Shilansky) Gorman, he was raised in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School. A veteran of the Korean War he served his country proudly as a Cpl. and was honorably discharged.

Joe began his working career with the Stoughton Public Schools maintenance division while also pursuing a career as a barber traveling by train to Boston for schooling. Soon after earning his professional licensure he opened his own business on Wyman Street in Stoughton center known as Joe's Barber Shop which he operated for over 50 years. He treasured his many friendships and conversations with customers and several became best friends.

Known around Stoughton to many as "Joe the Barber" he was a lifetime communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church where he was a longtime usher and collector at the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass.

A man of devotion and faith, Joe was a true gentleman. The importance of family, structure and values were most important as well as a good nap and cup of coffee to get going again and memorable conversations with his friend Steve Panico about the history of Stoughton.

Joe enjoyed taking rides to the Plymouth Waterfront as well as trips to Maine to visit family.

Joe enjoyed the simplest but most important things in life, such as nature, family gatherings, conversations, sitting on his porch and sunsets. He had the fondest of memories with his wife Mary of his grandchildren being born, was gifted to have been able to provide each with their own first haircut's and blessed with time provided to him in his retirement to help mentor and care for as well as attending all of their childhood events.

In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by a son, Joseph P. Gorman Jr. of Randolph; his loving daughter, MaryBeth Raymond and her husband Stephen of Easton; a sister, Joanne Ryan and her husband Jack of Attleboro; and his cherished grandchildren, Kayla, Jackie, Courtney and Sean Raymond of Easton; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Shirley A. Gorman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours requiring mask and social distancing on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church 225 Purchase Street, Easton. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe's memory may be sent to the Easton Food Pantry, Elm Street, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit