Retired Quincy Fire Chief Thomas Gorman (right) and his sister, Mary Lou Thomas, unveil a plaque dedicated to Tom Jr. and his father, Tom Gorman, who together served the city’s fire department for more than 80 years, including a combined 30 years as chief. The plaque was dedicated Saturday morning at Quincy Fire Headquarters on Quincy Avenue. More than 100 family, friends, city officials and current and retired firefighters and other colleagues attended the ceremony. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Retired Quincy Fire Chief Tom Gorman with current Chief Joseph Barron (left) and Joe Finn (right), the commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. Finn is the nephew of former Quincy Police Chief Francis Finn. Many current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony Saturday dedicating a plaque to Tom and his father, Thomas Gorman, at Quincy Fire Headquarters. Part of the inscription on the plaque reads: “The father-son tandem served the department with a combined 30 years as chief and over 80 years combined service to the City of Quincy. What became a family tradition for the Gormans has become an example for firefighters of professionalism, dedication and brotherhood.” Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More coverage in the Sept. 24th issue of The Quincy Sun.