William  Twohig

Obituary of William J. Twohig


William J. Twohig of Kingston passed away peacefully on October 19th at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of 54 years to Maureen (Coleman) Twohig.  Devoted father of two daughters.  The late Mary Mayo (Twohig) and her husband Mike of Kingston, and Bonnie Cardarelli (Twohig) and her husband John of Kingston.  Cherished grandfather to William, Michael and Alexa Mayo of Kingston, and Kevin, Bridget and Cameron Cardarelli of Kingston.  He is also survived by his brother John Twohig and his wife Karen of NY, sister Peg McCarthy and her husband Jack of NY, and his late sister Eileen Marder and her late husband Bruce of NY.  Bill will also be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews of the Twohig, Marder, McCarthy and Sgarzi families as well as many friends.

Bill was born in the Bronx, NY to John Valentine Twohig and Ellen (Luddy) Twohig who had both immigrated from County Cork, Ireland to New York City.  Bill was the first-born child and a natural scholar. He attended Fordham Preparatory High School, Iona College, studied classical languages at Harvard University and received a Masters degree from Hunter College.  He was also a member of the National Guard.

He taught at Taft High School in the Bronx and then relocated to Kingston, MA where he was an English and Latin teacher at Whitman Hanson high school for 30 years. After retiring he continued to teach Latin at Duxbury High School for several years.  Bill was active in the community -  tax assessor in Kingston for more than 20 years, member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, lector and eucharist minister at St. Joseph Parish, and former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

Bill enjoyed trips to Nantucket with his family and ferry rides to Long Island to visit his brother and sisters.  He was an avid reader and crossword puzzle expert.  He enjoyed playing tennis, was a dedicated sports fan, but mostly loved spending time with his wife, family and 6 grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street, Kingston on Tuesday, October 26th from 4-8 PM to celebrate his life.  There will be a 10AM funeral mass on Wednesday, October 27th at St. Joseph Church, 272 Main Street, Kingston.

Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 272 Main St., Kingston MA 02364.


A Memorial Tree was planted for William
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