Memorial Set for Lifetime Rumson Resident, Library Patron, ‘Betty’ O’Gorman

Lifetime Rumson resident Katherine “Betty” Burgess O’Gorman passed away peacefully at home in Rumson on Oct. 13.  She was 90.

Katherine “Betty” O’Gorman
Photo/courtesy of John E. Day Funeral Home

Born to the late John Burgess and Katherine Van Culin, Betty was an avid reader and a patron of the Oceanic Free Library in Rumson from the moment she got her library card when she was 5 years old.

Her family was the most important thing in her life.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Francis Patrick O’Gorman.

She is survived by:  her children, Robert O’Gorman, of Rumson, Kathy O’Gorman and George Hoffmann, of Tinton Falls, and Melissa Neczesny and her husband Peter, of Fair Haven; and her beloved granddaughter Sarah Neczesny.

Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at John E. Day Funeral Home followed by services at 10:30.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Betty’s name to the Oceanic Free Library at