Eileen R. Twomey Eileen Rathbun Twomey of Norwich, 92, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Harrington Court in Colchester. She was born on October 27, 1919 in Norwich, CT, the daughter of the late Ellen and Clarence Rathbun of West Main St, Norwich. Eileen graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 1937 and worked as a teacher's Aide and Librarian aide at Stanton School in Norwich for many years. She was a devoted wife and mother. She met her loving husband of 66 years, Gerald Twomey, in high school, saw him off as he fought in WWII, and waited for him to return. They married June 24, 1946 and raised a loving family. Eileen enjoyed UCONN Basketball, her gardens, and was active in the Women's City Club, AARP, and many church functions at St Peter and Paul's Church. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, and 5 children: Catherine Twomey Fosnot of New London; Mary Ellen Zoerner of Columbus, OH; John Twomey (Karen) of Norwich; Michael Twomey (Gail Whitney) of Preston; and Meg Twomey Ceccarelli (Daryl) of Franklin. In addition she is survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Calling hours will be 6-8 PM on Friday evening at the Cummings ??" Gagne Funeral Home on 82 Cliff St. in Norwich. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Saturday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Church, 181 Elizabeth St., Norwich with internment afterwards at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter and Paul's church. For an online obituary and to share a condolence with the family please visit www.cummings-gagnefh.com.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 10:00am, Sts. Peter and Paul Church
St. Mary's Cemetery
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