MaryAnn Soroka, age 66, sadly lost her battle with cancer and passed away on February 8, 2019 at her home in Berlin, CT surrounded by her family. MaryAnn was born on February 6, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona to Paul and Eileen (Ryan) Gormley. She grew up in New Britain, CT with her five brothers and sisters and was a graduate of New Britain High School. MaryAnn lived most of her life in Berlin where, for the past nineteen years, she worked for the Town of Berlin. Most of that time she worked in the Town Clerk’s office, a position she loved because she was able to interact with her many friends and acquaintances here in town.
MaryAnn is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Michael Soroka of Newington; her daughter, Kelly D’Amato Lange and son-in-law, Joel of Berlin and their two children, Isaac and Paris; her son Neal D’Amato and daughter-in-law, Jamie of Philadelphia; two sisters, Peggy McCarthy of Racine, WI and Maureen Blackler of Bristol; two brothers, Kevin Gormley of Burlington and David Gormley of New Britain; and many, many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Kathleen Nyquist of New Britain.
MaryAnn will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, a dedicated wife, a generous sister, and a friend to many in the community. She had a large heart and was always there to help anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A mass will be held at St. Paul’s Church, 461 Alling Street in Berlin on Thursday, February 14 at 11:30am. Friends may call at the Kenny Luddy Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St. in New Britain from 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, February 13th.