WOLCOTT, CT — William H. Twomey Sr., formerly of Lynn, Mass., died Thursday, March 31, at Saint Mary's Hospital, Water bury. He was the widower of Helen M. (Finnegan) Twomey.Mr. Twomey was born in Revere, Mass., son of the late Louis and Frances (Mahoney) Twomey, and was the grandson of Joanna Kennedy, who was the great-aunt of President Kennedy. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary's High School, and was a longtime resident of Lynn, until moving to Connecticut seven months ago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a chief machinist's mate, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medial, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with eight stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal with one star, the Good Conduct Medal and the American Theatre Medal. He worked as a service manager for C.R. Swaney, Norwell, Mass., for 45 years, until his retirement in 1987, and was active with Troop 14 Shoemaker School as a Cub Scout leader and master. He was a member of the Msgr. John J. Linnehan Council No. 3745 Knights of Columbus, and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, served as a marriage preparation counselor, and was active in the campaign to construct a new church.
He leaves two sons, William H. Twomey Jr. of Reading, Mass., and Dennis J. Twomey of Westboro, Mass.; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Baker of Milford, N.H.; eight grandchildren, and his companion, Marlene Tosun.
Arrangements: Funeral was held Monday at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn, Mass. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
2005 Republican-American, Waterbury, CT (Thank you Howard Fielding!)
Webmaster notes: William Henry Twomey enlisted in the US Navy August 25, 1942 at Boston, MA. His service number was 607 64 93. He was received aboard the Destroyer USS Sigsbee DD-502 as F1c, January 23, 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard. November 1, 1945 he advanced to Chief Machinist Mate and transferred from the USS Sigsbee December 1, 1946 to RS Charleston, SC for further transfer to Naval Seperation Center, Boston MA for discharge. Bill Twomey was admired by all who knew him. He will be sorley missed by his WWII shipmates. I got to know Bill very well at the USS Chung-Hoon DDG-93 Christening at Pascagoula, MS January 11, 2003, again at the USS Chung-Hoon Commissioning at Pearl Harbor September 18, 2004. Our thoughts and prayers go out for his family.