Edward J. 'Ted' Twomey, 82: Loved computers, jazz music

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SCARBOROUGH — Edward Joseph “Ted” Twomey, 82, of Freeport, and formerly of South Portland, died April 29 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness.

Born on March 7, 1929, in Portland, the only son of Edward R. and Emma T. (Marchi) Twomey, he grew up in South Portland and attended local schools, graduating from Cheverus High School in 1947.

After he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he attended MIT and graduated with an advanced aeronautical engineering degree.  Later he obtained an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

In 1958 he married Jacqueline White. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage.

He started his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. in New York. Over the years he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut, United Technologies Research Center, and lastly, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford.  

In 1990 he and his wife retired to Freeport.

He loved computers, and was using them long before small desktop models were available and used them almost constantly.  

He and his wife enjoyed alpine skiing, riding bicycles, playing tennis, and ballroom dancing.  He also loved big band and traditional jazz music.  He and his wife often traveled to hear live traditional jazz concerts.

Surviving are his wife Jacqueline (White) Twomey; two sons, Brian C. Twomey and his wife Davida of Long Island, N.Y., and Alan K. Twomey and his wife Kimberly of Storrs, Conn.; two granddaughters, Rachel and Ava Twomey of Long Island, N.Y.; several cousins; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at St. Jude’s Church, 134 Main St., Freeport.

Memorial donations may be made to Freeport Community Services Food Bank or Fuel Assistance Program, 53 Depot St., Freeport, ME 04032.

Arrangements are by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave., Portland.

Online condolences can be expressed at advantageportland.com.

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