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“I met Mike as a freshmand at Marquette. He always did the most interesting things, so I wanted to join in whatever he was doing. In hindsight, it...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: John Kenney - Beverly, MA

“Sending condolences and cheers to another life ahead. We've posted several photos in the photo book, please take a look, many great memories here! R...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Barb Lamb - Casper, WY - Friend

“Rest In Peace Dear Friend Joanie Perkins ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“To Mike's family:I speak for all of Mike's friends at Reardon's who thought the world of Mike. A sharp intellect with a great sense of humor. Many...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Patrick Reardon - Revere, MA

“My sincere condolences to Mike's family. I was a friend of Mike and got to know him at Marquette. I was part of the "Random Lake Farm " crew and...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: ken cutcliffe - west newbury, MI

“John Scarpa and Jeff Kohl::: Was this Random Lake trip to Wisconsin you are referring to also called " The Cast of Thousands " Party. Went for at...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: John Gilmore - Webster, NY

“thanks mike ... without you i never would have found random lake ... which i still consider 'home'. RIP ... ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: jeff kohl - alden, MI - Friend

“Many great memories of Mike from his time in North Dakota. Playing and singing together from Michigan to Dickinson and lots of places in between. RIP...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Peggy Dahlen - Friend

“Playing guitar and singing with Mike is one of my fondest memories. I will miss him. ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: George Preston - Horace, ND

“Mike was a great friend for nearly 50 years. A lot of good times, a lot of great music played, a lot of adventures, and a lot of laughs. He became...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Dennis Lamb - Casper, WY - Friend

“So sorry Myles and Anita. So many memories throughout our lives, most of them joy filled. He had the ability to make new friends feel like old...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Rich Walsh - Friend

“TOO-MEEE .... THE SECRET name given to Mike at the yearly Gray Fox Blue Grass Festival. Master of Ceremonies and resident comedian on those...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Johnny Gilmore - Webster, NY


13 of 31 | Posted by: Julie LeBlanc - MA - friend


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15 of 31 | Posted by: Julie LeBlanc - MA - friend

“So many great memories.So much laughter ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Julie LeBlanc - MA - friend

“Mike possessed the popularity and the sociality genes in spades! A natural born mediator and excellent party host. Not bad for a guy born in April...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: John O'Connell - Milwaukee, WI

“Ah, another of ye 'ole Marquette Warriors' is being laid to rest. What and incredible ride; John Fenton (Fallon) is already there...Crazy, O'Connell...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Deborah (Fallon) Foulkes - NC

“Otis was a phenomenal guy who influenced me incredibly.He and myself were Melrose guys who in the '70's had many incredible times.I would need to...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: John Scarpa - Ipswich, MA

“Mike I will miss you I lost a good Friend ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: John Scola - East Boston, MA


21 of 31 | Posted by: john scola - east boston, MA

“Mike, I'll always remember your big heart and your hearty laugh that always filled the room. We made memories that only true friends could understand...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Peter Degan - Winthrop, MA

“Twomey had great up lifting sense of humor and I still don't know how he knew all the words to all those songs ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Tom and Mary Lamb - Carbondale, CO

“Mike was like family here in North Dakota ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Mrs Bob (Pat) Lamb Lamb - ND

“Wow-- a great childhood friend went to St. Thomas together--I accidently broke Mike's arm in grade5 or 6 at recess--when I found out the next day--I...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: TOM billings - salem, MA

“My old running mate during the Red Sox 'Impossible Dream'season of 1967 and SJP '68 classmate and friend. Not at allsurprised by the love and...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: mike dawley - exeter, NH

“My deepest condolences go out to Mike's family. He was a great man and we had many conversations at Sammy's. He loved and missed his wife terribly...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Faysal - Everett

“To the Twomey Family,I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I was just thinking about him the other day and was wondering how he was. Mike was...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Olsen Waldron - Revere, MA

“As classmates at St. John's I remember Mike (Otis hadn't entered the picture yet) as a warm, friendly, funny, witty friend. I have often thought of...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: John Webb - Danvers, MA

“Was always a positive and genuine person. A gentleman to my family and I at every juncture. Glad to have known him. Sincere condolences. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Brad Phipps - Medway, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Michael J. "Otis" Twomey, age 67, of Winthrop, MA. He passed away peacefully March 16, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Bonnie E. Hamann, "The love of his life". A beloved son of deceased parents Augustine J. Twomey and Mary Murphy Twomey Grimes. Mike is survived by a loving sister, Anita L. Phipps of Holliston, MA, a brother Myles V. Twomey and his wife Dedra of Salem, NH. His cherished nieces Alexandra and Elizabeth Twomey, and Dakota Cohen of Salem, NH. He leaves adoring cousins and relatives, as well as many dear friends across the country.
Mike was born on April 24, 1950 and raised in Melrose, MA. He graduated from St. John's Prep in 1968. Mike attended Marquette University until 1971, becoming involved in political campaigns of the era. Mike moved to North Dakota with college friends and learned carpentry, framing houses and pole barns from Fargo to Dickinson, ND. Mike and Bonnie returned to Boston in 1980. They bought a small house in the Point Shirley neighborhood of Winthrop, MA, and made it their home. Mike joined Boston Carpenters Local "33" in 1981. He was a proud and active member for 37 years. He was a knowledgeable sports fan, supporting all the local teams in the Boston area. "Otis" lived a colorful, mostly happy life. Mike was a gregarious man, with a big heart and a kind and generous spirit. His Irish wit and sense of humor made people feel comfortable around him. His love of music was shared with many family members and friends. They were introduced to new genres and artists. This led to attending concerts and festivals creating life long memories. Otis touched many lives and helped people along the way. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, who made a difference in others lives. R.I.P. Otis, We Love You!
A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Mike's Life will follow at a future date.

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