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D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT

OBITUARY

David A. Gorman

18 March, 197326 December, 2019
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David A. Gorman, 46, of South Windsor, and formerly of Wethersfield, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Born on March 18, 1973 in Hartford, he was a beloved son of Barbara (Dodge) Gorman, and the late Arthur T. Gorman, Jr., M.D. David graduated from Xavier High School, Class of 1991 and he attended UCONN. In addition, David graduated from the Connecticut Culinary Institute in 1994 and was an avid food enthusiast. A huge movie buff, David was a manager of Blockbuster Video for many years. Growing up in Wethersfield, David was an altar server at the Church of the Incarnation, participated in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was a Director and Musical Director of the Wethersfield Teen Theater Company for several years. In addition, he was a talented piano player and enjoyed singing in the church choir. David was a devoted son, brother, nephew and uncle. Besides his loving mother Barbara, he is survived by his brother, Thomas Gorman and wife Alison of Windsor; three sisters, Ann Burke and husband Stephen of Branford; Catherine Marshall and husband Matthew of South Windsor and Jennifer Shirakawa and husband Michael of Chalfont, PA; his loving nieces and nephews, Patrick, Sarah, Evan, Trevor, Elise, Christian, Oliver and Emma; and his uncle, John Gorman and his wife Linda of Rutland, VT, along with several cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit. www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Hours Friday, 3 January , 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 4 January , 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial - At a later date

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Tony Shea

4 January 2020

I’ll never forget the time David and I decided to try fishing in the Robeth Lane reservoir. We were probably around 12 and 14... I was behind David and showed him the route to take to get out to the small dock (if you could call it that). He took one step in the mud and said “I don’t know, it seems pretty muddy!” I urged him to take one more step forward. He did and without warning he was suddenly submerged in mud up to his chest! It took a minute for me to help him out because I couldn’t stop laughing. And he was experiencing an interesting combination of both laughter and panic himself.

We got him out of the mud and walked to our house so he could clean off. Of course I could not bring him in through our front door (fully covered in thick mud and all) so we went in through the garage and I pointed him to the basement shower. I remember thinking my parents would never know until later when my mom walked by the shower and saw all four walls had mud all over them! 🤣

I haven’t seen or spoken with David in many years but I have many fond memories of time spent with him in our youth. He will be missed.

Nicole Shea

3 January 2020

Dear Mrs. Gorman and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of David. I remember David and I becoming friends after our moms met at the grocery store and learned that we would both be starting kindergarten at Corpus Christi. I will always remember David’s brilliance and talent.

You and David are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicole

Tammy Tatro

3 January 2020

I have so many fond memories of Dave. He was 1/4 of the ORIGINAL FOUR who made their trek to the Pacific Northwest back in 1994 settling in (this country's) most beautiful city, Portland, OR.
While I didn't stay long and Many, Many more friends made their way out there to live with he and Chris.
He and Chris (Cragin) we're best friends for many years and is sad to know both these great guys left this planet WAAAY TO SOON!!!
I haven't spoken directly with Dave for a couple of years other than through social media and I regret that; however, sometimes life just gets in the way.
This is why it is so important to let people know what they mean to you. And to reach out to old friends. Whatever petty nonsense that went down in the past, I can promise you-it means NOTHING in the grand scheme of things!!
RIP DAVID!!! "Kuwait"!!!

Bill Fennelly

2 January 2020

To the Gorman family:

I am so sorry for your loss. And I am very sorry that I cannot be in Wethersfield this weekend for David’s funeral.

David was such a special, kind, loyal, positive, funny, and wonderful guy. He was a special friend from our days at Corpus Christi through our many adventures with the theatre company.

One of my favorite memories of David was the night we decided to dye Joy Radish’s hair red as she prepared to play the role of Annie for the WTTC. I will never forget David, Chris Shinn, Joy, and I in my mother’s kitchen trying to figure out just how to do it. We promised my mom that we wouldn’t make a mess and we promised Joy’s parents that we wouldn’t ruin her hair. In the end Joy’s hair was red, my mother’s kitchen was spotless, and we all had a great story for the memory books.

I will remember David always and try to live my life with as positive and good-hearted an attitude as David always demonstrated to me.

I am keeping your family and David in my heart.

Love,
Bill

Dave Estes

1 January 2020

To friends and family of David Gorman,
Please know that I will be praying for the repose of David and for all those who are mourning his loss. I was in most classes with David at Xavier for all of my four years. He was just a great person--witty, kind, and always very funny. He took such a great interest in what mattered most in life and was enthusiastic about so many different things we learned. I am glad through his work after school that was able to share what he loved most with others.
May God bless him and his family.

Christine Reynolds

31 December 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. I met David in high school through a mutual friend. He was an instant friend -warm and accepting, welcoming, funny and intelligent. We watched and discussed hundreds of movies together. Being a year older than me in school, he was my welcome wagon and guide for my freshman year at UConn. We stayed in touch throughout the years and I always loved talking with him. I will miss his laugh and his love.

Wes Buckbee

31 December 2019

My deepest condolences to the Gorman family on this devastating loss. I obviously new David when he was only about 10 or 11, but I still hold many fond memories of the time we shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Kathie Lawlor

29 December 2019

To the Gorman Family,
I remember the day David was born and the day he was brought home. My family and I hadn't been in CT for too long but I had made fast friends with Jennifer and we were both so excited to see him. Our families have shared a lot of wonderful times together and that was my first with you. I have so many memories of David learning to walk, run and start school. He was always smiling and so friendly to anyone he met. He was a joy to have around.
Sincerely,
Kathie

Erika McKee

29 December 2019

David and I shared bus rides to Mercy/Xavier High School along with a ton of laughs! His humor, wit, creativity and intelligence kept us all in stitches on the way to and from school each day... and yet his compassion and kindness showed through for others in an instant whenever he recognized the need. His gift seemed to be the ability to bring joy and encouragement to others wherever he went. I also graduated in 1991 and had no idea he was attending the Culinary Institute of America right down the street from me at Marist College. Please accept my deepest condolences on such a great loss in a son, sibling and friend.

Greg Cannito

28 December 2019

Mrs. Gorman, Gorman Siblings, and extended family members, please accept my sincerest condolences for the passing of Dave. He and I attended Xavier High School together from 1987-1991. We shared some of the same classes (mostly science) and study hall. Dave had an incredible sense of humor and wit. Sometimes we laughed so much together, we were asked to leave the library during study hall. His kind-hearted impersonations of others (classmates, teachers, and even me) and movie/TV reenactments were classic and spot-on! One of the things that I loved most about Dave was his ability to shift (with ease) from silly to serious topics of conversation. He truly accepted and welcomed others. I wish we had seen each other more in our adult lives. Rest in Peace, Renaissance Man!

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