Pamela Susan "Sue" Gilman of Hatfield, MA passed away on March 24, 2020 after a long illness. Beloved wife of William J. Gilman of 40 years. Cherished mother of Lori K. Parmet of Ashland, MA, and of Mark R. Gilman who preceded his mother in death in 2017. Grandmother to Jacob P. Gilman and Chloe K. Gilman of Whately, MA and of George X. Parmet of Ashland, MA. She is also survived by her son-in-law Chad A. Parmet of Ashland, MA and her loving sisters, Kathy J. Podmayer (Russ Podmayer) of Winthrop, WA; Karen A. Polhemus of Branford, CT and Deborah L. Tom (Wilton Tom) of Kirkland, WA. Sue will always be remembered fondly by many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Sue was born in Norwich, CT on October 24, 1957, daughter of the late Nancy H. and Robert W. Polhemus. She spent most of her life as a resident of Hatfield, MA, and graduated from Smith Academy in 1975. Sue raised her two children and was very active in the community and with the First Congregational Church of Hatfield.
Sue graduated with her bachelor's degree from Westfield State University in Accounting, and then completed her master's degree in Accounting and Taxation from American International College in Springfield, MA. Following that, she earned her Certified Public Accountant license. She worked with several accounting firms in the Springfield area, and in 2011 she started a private accounting firm which she continued until 2018. From 1995-2000, Sue owned Cousin's Market in Amherst.
The family is grateful for the support of the community in Hatfield and all of Sue's friends near and far with whom she created wonderful memories with over the years. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the First Congregational Church of Hatfield, United Church of Christ, 41 Main St - Hatfield, MA 01038.
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 26, 2020.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Bill I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Sue. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Have comfort knowing that she is being watched over by Angels til you can be together again.
April 5, 2020
Bill, I am so sorry to read of Sue's passing. Having left SPG so long ago, I didn't realize she had been sick. I imagine you're also retired by now. I only hope you'll be able to find something to keep you occupied. It might be time to pick up that guitar again (if you haven't already). Again, please accept my condolences. Bobby
March 30, 2020
Paula J Lizek
March 27, 2020
Thank you Sue for being such a wonderful grandma to Jacob and Chloe who I love dearly. We will miss you so much. We could always share our proud stories about the kids and laugh. They were so lucky to have you are their grandma. I will see you again, Love Suzanne/GeeGee
March 26, 2020
A letter to Sue in Heaven,
We shared something that was very special; our love for Jacob and Chloe. We could always laugh and compare notes. I loved how much you cared for them. They are very lucky to have had you in their life.