Retired auto parts supply man, he passed away on Monday evening April 23rd at the Glenridge Nursing Home on the Malden/Medford line. He was receiving skilled supportive care there for the past three years. He was 90 years of age. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was son of the late Ernest and Florence (Gibbeau) Twombly. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He was inducted into the Army in1942 and served throughout WW II participating in campaigns as a member of the 648th tank destroyer battalion through Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded several decorations and medals among them were Good Conduct and the Purple Heart for wounds he received. He was discharged in December of 1945 and returned to Chelsea. A quite unassuming spirit he worked for many years as a Parts Delivery man for Belmont Auto Parts and later for Gem Auto Parts in Chelsea. He married and remained in Chelsea for most of his life and settled in Revere after retiring 25 years ago. He was predeceased by his wife in 2010. He was long standing member of the East Boston Chapter of the DAV
His funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Tuesday May 1st at 9:00 A.M. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday from 4 - 6 P.M. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Belli) Twombly. Dear brother of Joseph E. Twombly of Malden, the late Florence Twombly, Edna Baker and Frederick Twombly. Loving Cherished Uncle of Patrice and Eric Montefusco, Derek Paradis and the late William Paradis.