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Daniel J. Twomey passed away on November 15, 2016, at the Kaplan Hospice Center in Danvers after a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dan was born in Newburyport, the son of the late Lawrence M. and Mary (Sullivan) Twomey, also of Newburyport. Dan was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School and received an associate’s degree in law enforcement from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Dan retired from the Massachusetts State Police after 22 years of service and was a sergeant with the Harvard University Police Department. He served as the President of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, Secretary of the National Troopers Coalition, and served his country for six years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Dan enjoyed ”The camp” in Maine and anything with the outdoors.
He leaves his wife, Nancy Meade Twomey of Merrimac; his daughter, Maureen Twomey-Roux and her husband, Maurice Roux of Salisbury; his son, Daniel J. Twomey Jr. and his wife, Sheila McMaster Twomey of Newburyport; and his grandchildren, James S. Simpson, Patrick D. Simpson, Pamela E. Roux, Colleen A. Twomey and Michael E. Twomey of Newburyport; and a great-grandson, Brady D. Sullivan. He is also survived by his brothers, Michael F. Twomey of Hampton, N.H., and Lawrence M. Twomey, Jr. of Newburyport, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Nancy (Dorn) Twomey of Newburyport; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, William H. Twomey of Newburyport.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Twomey-Leblanc & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA. Parking available behind the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Dan’s life will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport, MA, on Monday, November 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel J. Twomey's name to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848 Longmont, CO 80502 or the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 18, 2016
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