Richard E. "Dickie" Gorman

  • Born: May 15, 1950
  • Died: May 21, 2018
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother

Richard E. "Dickie" Gorman, age 68, of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Emerson Hospital in Concord. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Jimjimian) Gorman.

Born in Waltham on May 15, 1950, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Clara (Benotti) Gorman. Dickie was raised and educated in Waltham. He enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Dickie and Nancy married on July 29, 1972 and settled in Maynard where they raised their family.

Dickie worked for the town of Acton for twenty seven years as custodian, retiring in 1997. Upon retirement Dickie worked for many Country Clubs as a greenskeeper, most recently the Concord Country Club.

Family was important to Dickie. He loved spending time with his two granddaughter's Sydney and Olivia. He enjoyed his family trips to Old Orchard Beach, Maine and his winters spent in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He loved fried dough, chocolate and ice cream sundaes. He was a passionate Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing golf. Dickie took pride in caring for his lawn and working in his yard. He loved his dog Bella and the time they spent together.

He is survived by his loving wife Nancy J. Gorman of Maynard; his three children; David and wife Tamara Gorman of Ayer, Mark and wife Kim Gorman of Ayer, and Susan Gorman of Tarpon Springs,FL; his cherished granddaughter's Sydney Chayse and Olivia Louise; sister Betty Ann Kmieczak of Maine; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers William, Edward "Jimmy", Gerald and Robert Gorman.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Dickie on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Bridget Parish, One Percival Street, Maynard. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard.

Those who wish may make a contribution in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114 or Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc 151 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776


Condolence & Memory Journal

Love you dad......missing you so much!! I wait everyday for your call. Olivia says, "Hi Papa"

Posted by mark gorman - Ayer, MA - Son   June 26, 2018

Hey Dad....just having a tough time past few days. Still cant believe you are gone. All just feels like a bad dream. They say it get easier.....not sure how losing my dad will get easier. I love you Dad....Olivia misses her Papa!!

Posted by mark gorman - MA - Son   June 08, 2018


Missing you today and trying to remember times that will bring a smile to my face....Love you Always.

Posted by Nancy Gorman - Maynard, MA   June 07, 2018

Its very devastating to hear about the untimely passing. The times I have been lucky enough to share with Dicky and the entire family are moments that will stick with me forever and beyond. There is no doubt that the world is not a better place without your presence. May the light of god shine on you in your new life and also on your family still left behind.

Posted by Bob Gorman - jensen beach, FL - Family   June 01, 2018

I am very heartbroken I don't have words right now to express my sadness - my heart and prayers to Nancy David Mark and Susan - much love from Mary Ann Bob and Michelle

Posted by Mary ann Trombley - Palm City, FL   May 28, 2018


Nancy and family,so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Dick as a wonderful neighbor and friend who would always be ready to help if needed.You are all in our prayers . Past neighbors and friends Fran and Jim Basile

Posted by F Baile - The villagers, FL - Neighbor   May 26, 2018

Mark and Kim,
We are very sorry to hear about your Dad. Dickie was such a nice man. Sending our love and sympathy to the entire Gorman family from North Carolina.
Love, The Stubbs family

Posted by Tim, Jill, Genevieve, and JT Stubbs - Wake Forest, NC - Family   May 25, 2018

Dear Gorman Family, we are saddened at your loss. Nancy, we know how much you love Dickie and what a perfect couple you were. Dickie was special; we will never forget his smile and his down-to-earth personality. We will miss him . Our prayers for your family. Dickie will never be forgotten. Much love to all, Jerry & Marilyn

Posted by Eichelberger Family - Rochester, NY - Family Friend   May 25, 2018

Words can't express the sorrow we feel losing such an amazing person. We were blessed to have him as a great friend and wonderful neighbor in which our two boys simply adored! We will miss your daily visits & our kids yelling constantly out our windows, "Hey Dick!" every single time you were spotted outside your house, walks with Bella and Uno games! You had quite the fan club over here and we will try to find comfort in knowing that you are at peace. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Fumicello Family - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   May 25, 2018

Hey Dad, just stopped in to say hello. You were lucky enough to be around Olivia's life for 4 GREAT years. She already misses her "Papa" and it won't get any easier. I am gonna miss hearing your voice everyday, even if we were mad at each other. The world has not only lost a great man, but also the BEST father! Love you dad, and make sure to tell Jimbo and "Papa Jr" hello for us. Love you!!

Posted by Mark Gorman - Son   May 24, 2018

I am sorry that I never got the opportunity to meet Uncle Dickie. As I read the comments below, it is obvious that he was a very admirable man. I would like to offer our family my condolences. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Keith Coleman - Faison, NC - Family   May 24, 2018


Where do I begin? I have lost my friend and the man who worked so hard at keeping this family and me together. Many happy memories and many sad ones were shared TOGETHER...Dick may you find comfort and peace at the start of your new journey. I have to believe you will be with your family and friends that have passed before you. I will truly miss you more than you will ever know. More than you could ever have imagined. I loved you and always will.....

Posted by Nancy Gorman - Maynard, MA - Spouse   May 23, 2018


Dad, I first want to tell you that I made it here to be with you during the last two weeks that you fought. You and I have always had a bond that I knew was special. When I was in labor with your first Granddaughter, I wanted to make sure you were in the delivery room if allowed. I wanted you to see your first Grandchild born as you were unable to stay in the room with your wife as times were different. Dad, after you stood by my side for 36 of hours in labor to protect your daughter and first Grandchild, I knew things would only get better for all of us. You were the first to see Sydney and as always, had your humor and shock. Dad, from that moment on you changed me into the woman I am today. You are and will always be my Dad and the first man I loved. You were brave, honorable and took care of our Mother during her battle with Cancer. A hard worker, an honest man and the man everybody loved.... you are my Dad and I will never replace you, but you will be watching over me until we meet again. Thank you for the last two weeks and the last 38 years of my life. I know you are watching over your girls. We love you. Always & Forever. I hope I made you as proud as I could. Some things will never be the same without you. Love, "Your Girl, Susan"

Posted by Susan Gorman - Tarpon Springs, FL - Daughter   May 23, 2018

This is a man who will be missed. He was a good man that cared about people in an honest, loving way. I will always remember the fishing trip and vacation we had with him in Florida and his love for my dog and his own. I will miss going to Kimballs with him to see the cars and eat huge sundaes. Mostly he was a good friend to my husband. RIP Dickie---love and miss you.

Posted by Laura & Pat Flannery - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   May 22, 2018

Nancy, so sorry for your loss. Dickie was a good man.

Posted by Tim Strano - MA - Coworker   May 22, 2018

We will miss you so much, Uncle Dickie, you will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Rich, Diane and Dan Hussey - Acton, MA - Family   May 22, 2018

We were so blessed to call Dickie friend. We enjoyed our Friday night trips to church. Save us a seat at the bar!

Posted by Don & Charlene MacDougall - Maynard, MA - Friend   May 22, 2018


Sending our thoughts and prayers. Beautiful write up.. He is watching over and love you all.

Posted by Gina and Chuck Partain - Gardner, MA - Family Friend   May 22, 2018

To Nancy and family we are sorry for your loss Dickie was a good man and loved by many May he RIP

Posted by Ron/Lorraine Benotti - Ocala, FL - Family   May 22, 2018

Love you Papa!! Love Olivia

Posted by Olivia Gorman - ayer, MA - Grandchild   May 22, 2018

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Dick with his Fan Club; Hunter & Cole