Susan Mary Gorman

  • Born: October 23, 1979
  • Died: April 20, 2020
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Daughter & Sister

Susan Mary Gorman, age 40, of Tarpon Springs, FL; formerly of Maynard, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 20, 2020. She was the devoted mother of Sydney Chayse.

Born in Concord, Massachusetts on October 23, 1979, she was the daughter of Nancy J. Gorman (Jimjimian) and the late Richard E. Gorman. Raised and educated in Maynard, Susan graduated from Maynard High School, class of 1997. She enjoyed playing field hockey and participating in radio/TV events with WAVM. Susan went on to attend The University of Tampa, earning her Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, class of 2001. She was a proud member of Delta Gamma - Epsilon Theta Chapter at University of Tampa pledging with the class of 1997-1998.

Susan was a kindhearted and helpful person. She always loved talking to everyone. Another joy of hers was working in law enforcement and the Department of Children & Families. She enjoyed selling her beautiful rings.

Family was most important to Susan. She adored her father and cherished their trips to Busch Gardens. Susan was a great mother to her daughter Sydney, and Sydney was her world. She had a passion for music, especially Metallica and Aaron Lewis. She also loved her Boston Red Sox! Susan loved dancing with family and friends. She cherished her niece Olivia, skyping and writing letters to one another. She missed her dogs Buca and Rylee. She was also a Golden Girls aficionado.

Susan is survived by her daughter Sydney Chayse of Florida; her mother Nancy J. Gorman of Maynard, MA; her brothers, David Gorman of Maynard, MA; Mark Gorman and his wife Kim of Ayer, MA; her niece Olivia; many cousins, aunts, and uncle; her best friend and Sydney's Godmother, Mandie Allen, of Waltham, MA; Goddaughter of Janice Tantalo of Rochester, NY. Susan was predeceased by her loving father Dickie Gorman and sister-in-law Tamara Joy Gorman.

Out of respect and consideration for the health and wellbeing of others at this time, funeral services will be private.

Gifts in her memory may be made to Lupus Research Alliance 275 Madison Ave, 10th Floor New York, NY 10016 US.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. I have no words, but I am happy to have shared a small part of my life with Sue. RIP.

Posted by Matt Procopio    July 14, 2020


Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We remember the birthday parties and Linda and Sue playing together as kids. Her beautiful picture says a lot about who she became.

I am so happy that you have your granddaughter to bring you joy.

Marie, David, Ben, Linda


Sue was a dear friend to me for many years, and she'll be missed greatly. My deepest sympathies to Nancy, David, Mark, and family, most especially to Sydney. MHS Class of 97 has lost one of our own, a true cowgirl. A forever be-fri. Love you, Sue.

Posted by Liz Lathers - Norwell, MA - Friend   May 09, 2020

It has taken me this long to be able to write the right words to honor you. You were my life. You needed me and I wanted to be there for you. Through the good and the bad. You were a fighter but slowly your fighting wore you down. You were the best mother to Sydney. She will never forget that. You challenged her and inspired her. You taught her well. You often would say...Mom I just want to talk to Dad one more time...Sue, I hope Dad has you in his arms and gives you what you missed so desperately. I will always love you and miss my baby forever. No more pain, more.

Posted by Nancy Gorman - Maynard, MA   May 08, 2020

Sorry sending my condolences and prayers I knew her from Maynard high she was kind I was the class of 1996

Posted by Lynn Lane    May 03, 2020

Our deepest sympathy for the Gorman Family. We spent many enjoyable times with Susan and her dogs in Florida and with Sydney and Sue in Maynard when they were visiting. I am hoping Sue and Dickie are together looking out for the rest of you through this heartbreaking time. May they RIP with freedom from pain.

Posted by Laura and Patrick Flannery - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   May 02, 2020

Wish I could talk to you now and just say SORRY....I truely am sorry that I didnt listen more.

Posted by Mark Gorman - Ayer, MA - Brother   May 02, 2020

Not much I can say....gonna miss you Sue. Wish I listened more....I am sorry!

Posted by mark gorman - Ayer, MA - Brother   May 01, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to her family!!! She was the kindest person I've ever known!!

Posted by Kurt Savoy    April 30, 2020

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Gorman Family and to Sydney! We are saddened to hear of Susan's passing. We will continue to pray for you all.

Posted by Liz and Wayne Fumicello - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   April 29, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Gorman family.

Posted by Russell Klee - Midway, GA - Family   April 29, 2020

RIP Sue, Nancy we are sorry for your loss. Prayers for Sue and you and family

Posted by RONALD/Lorraine BENOTTI - OCALA, FL - Family   April 29, 2020

Sue was a true friend to me and I will miss her dearly. We have shared so much over the years and I will never forget all the time we spent together. Sending my love and heartfelt condolences to Sydney and the Gorman family. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

Posted by Tracy Naticchione Gungor - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   April 27, 2020

My moms best friend :(

Posted by Evan Burke - Tampa, FL - friend   April 27, 2020

My prayers to the Gorman family.

Posted by Stephanie Farnsworth Finch - Haines City, FL - Acquaintance   April 27, 2020

Janet and I were both saddened by the loss of Susan. One of the last text I received on the Thursday before she passed was to offer me some milk as she had extra. I said no thanks, and texted Love ya, she texted love ya back. Today, we were able to reunite Sydney with Griffen, and the reunion was all Susan would have wished. God bless and comfort you.

Posted by Jody Telker - Tarpon Springs, FL - Neighbor   April 27, 2020

I met Sue when our daughters attend VPK together at our church. We hit it off and remained friends and class moms as the girls attended school together for the next six years. Sue was always smiling and looking to see what fun the girls and I could have together. The girls had sleepovers and celebrated many birthdays together. There will never be another Sue in my life. She was a one and only! Never a dull moment and many happy memories. I will remember you my friend forever and always. Rest now my friend. You are home. We love you.

Posted by Dorothy Rowden - FL - Friend   April 27, 2020

Keeping the family in my prayers

Posted by Keith Coleman - Faison, NC - Family   April 27, 2020

We are saddened to hear about Susan's passing. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends from the Clearwater Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter.

Posted by Nancy Stafford - Clearwater, FL - Friend   April 27, 2020

Heartfelt sympathy for the Gorman family.

Posted by Mary Anne Van Schaick - Palm Harbor, FL - Friend   April 27, 2020

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Gorman Family and to Sydney Chase. I love Sue and I will never forget her glowing personality. I'm so happy to call her my friend. College was so fun with her. I loved keeping in touch with her, her humor and personality was the best. I am keeping you all in my prayers. I pray for your strength during these difficult times

Posted by Heather DeFilipo - Marlton, NJ - Friend   April 27, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to Mark, Kim, Olivia and the extended family at this very sad & difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all. Sincerely Aunt Lorraine & Uncle Chet.

Posted by Lorraine Hulton - West Warwick, RI   April 27, 2020

Rest in peace

Posted by Dawn Rainieri - Mocksville, NC - Acquaintance   April 27, 2020

Our deepest sympathy & prayers go to the family of Sue. She was a kind, funny, hard working gal.
I worked with her at H&R Block in Palm Harbor Fl. She was a joy to have in our midst. She now is the Lord's hands. Jim & Marguerite Trier

Posted by Marguerite Trier - Palm Harbor, FL - Acquaintance   April 27, 2020


Nancy, David and Mark,
I can't believe I am writing this. I sit here crying saying I will NEVER talk to UU again. We moved to Florida to be with Sue. For 18 months we were able to spend time together. We laughed, we cried, we complained, we ate, we shopped, we had one heck of a time. We talked about when we went to Disney together and how she wanted all my I Love Lucy treasures. She talked about coming to MA to visit, Oh don't you worry Auntie, I am coming. Our hearts are broken but we know she is with her dad and in a happier place. We will love you forever UU. Miss you so much.

Posted by Auntie, Rich & Dan Hussey - Pepperell, MA - Family   April 27, 2020

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