Honoring a life of service.
Originally published April 2, 2020
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts mourns with the family of Susan McPherson Gottsegen (1945–2020), wife of Caramoor’s former Board Chairman, Peter M. Gottsegen. For many years, the Gottsegens have been generous and loyal patrons of Caramoor and we were pleased to honor them both for their service and outstanding generosity to Caramoor at the 2019 Opening Night Gala.
One of the Gottsegens’ most recent forms of generosity was a major contribution as part of Inspire: A Campaign for Caramoor’s Future to support programming at Caramoor. They are named as generous sponsors of the 2021 Summer Season appearances by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s on Sunday, June 27, 2021 and on Sunday, August 8, 2021 with this latter concert being dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Gottsegen.
We are pleased to share the following photos and tribute written by Peter Gottsegen in memory of his beloved wife.
The following notice was placed in The New York Times on March 31, 2020.
GOTTSEGEN–Susan McPherson, age 74, of Palm Beach, FL and Pound Ridge, NY passed away on March 27 in Palm Beach from complications of the Coronavirus. Beloved wife of 53 years of Peter, mother of Jonathan (Dana) and Theodore (Julie), grandmother of Jack, Peter, Kaitlin and Edie, sister of Patty Roesch, brother-in-law, Michael Gottsegen, loving aunt and loyal and generous friend to many. Memorial service to be held at a later date.