Raymond E. GormanApril 26, 1956 ~ April 22, 2017 (age 60)
Raymond Ernest Gorman, also known as, Sea Ray, Mr. Ray, “Ray-Ray”, Ray of Sunshine, and Raymondo, 60, passed away suddenly, Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born April 26, 1956, in Troy, New York, one of six children to James Grennon and the late, Florence (Oliver) Gorman. Besides his father, he will be deeply missed by his four children, Lindsey Allegretti and her husband, Nicholas, of Matthews, N.C., Jennifer Gorman, of Greensboro, N.C., Andrea Gorman, of Portsmouth, N.H., Daniel Gorman, of Wilbraham, M.A., and his granddaughter, Ava. He is also survived by his five siblings, James Joseph Gorman and his wife, Jennifer, of Norwalk, C.T., Pamela McCorkindale and her husband, Richard, of Westfield, M.A., Jeanne Manimaren, of Groton, C.T., Paul Gorman, of Westfield, M.A., Thomas Gorman, of Westfield, M.A., his nieces, and nephews, Marissa Maren Baragar and her husband, Jared, of Jakarta, Indonesia, Daniel Maren, of Silicon Valley, C.A., Joseph LaRose and his wife, Lindsay, of Putney, V.T., Jessica Byrnes and her husband, Ryan, of Stamford, C.T., Andrew Hough, of West Hartford, C.T., Justin Cloutier and his wife, Lauren, of West Simsbury, C.T., his former wife, and good friend, Susan Gorman, of Wilbraham, M.A., and many other extended family. Ray was raised in Westfield, M.A., was a long time resident of Wilbraham, M.A., and had been living in Meredith, N.H. since 2011, where he was The General Manager of Oliver Lodge. He had a carefree personality and a zest for life. His pride and joy were his four children and newborn granddaughter. He loved watching them grow up and coaching them in all different sports. Friends became family, and there was nothing Ray loved more than spending time with his family. He was one of those people that got along with everyone. He could always put a smile on anyone’s face. When Ray met a person for the first time, he made them feel relaxed with his jokes and as if they were his longtime friend known to him for years. He made them feel immediately comfortable. Ray had a kind, charismatic soul, and he enjoyed many simple things of life, such as golfing, playing cards, boating, Frank Sinatra, singing and dancing, being barefoot, Dunkin Donuts original blend coffee, and “My Pillow.” He always made the best out of any situation, and he always took a positive spin under any circumstance. He exuded happiness and compassion. Ray was so supportive of everyone in his life and wanted others to follow their dreams and do what made them the happiest in life. He touched so many lives, and will forever be missed by many. His funeral will be held on Friday at 9 AM from the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Peter’s Church, State St. Westfield. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Tinkham Rd. Springfield. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-7 PM in the funeral home. Donations in Ray’s name may be directed to the Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation, 6517 Buena Vista Dr. Vancouver, WA 98661 or to the American Society of Hypertension, 244 Madison Ave Suite 136, New York, NY 10016. www.firtionadams.com.