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Obituary - John L. Tormey

John L. Tormey

Date of Passing: February 19th, 2009

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John L. Tormey, 89, of Tormey Rd., Sauquoit, passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. During his final days, he was surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 3, 1919, at the family homestead on Tormey Road, the son of the late Patrick and Catherine Hand Tormey and was educated at the Doolittle School. On June 24, 1947, at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville, he married Mayselle Draheim. She passed away May 3, 1986. Mr. Tormey was a life long dairy farmer. He was a parishioner of St. Bernard's Church. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, bingo, and dining out for lunch at Joan's Cafe in Deansboro and Quack's Diner in Madison. John's favorite pastime was socializing with family and friends. His life was farming and his family, he always told how he loved all his "babies". He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Stanley Brightman of Morgantown, PA and Deborah and Scott Furner of Sauquoit; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Patricia and Chad Parsons and their son, Caleb of Lodi, Kathryn Furner and Laslo Jacobs of Spencerport, Bridgette and Robert Miller and their daughter, Hannah, who resided with him and made it possible for him to stay in his home in Sauquoit, and Jonathon, Andrew and Emily Brightman, all of Morgantown, PA; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, James, Francis, Edwin, and William Tormey; and four sisters, Ella Marsh, Mary Schweitzer, Katherine McCormick, and Betty Truax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 am at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Spring interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday afternoon from 1-4, at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Community Memorial Hospital, for all their wonderful care as well as all the devoted family and friends of John, who came to visit him or called to say "Hi".

Condolences:

Bridgette and family, We are all so very sorry to hear of your Grandfathers passing. It was always a pleasure to chat with him at the Shop. Remember, he will always be as close as a memory. With our Prayers and Love, Jeannine and Jerry Hoban and family
jeannine Hoban and family

Bridgette and family, We are all so very sorry to hear of your Grandfathers passing. It was always a pleasure to chat with him at the Shop. Remember, he will always be as close as a memory. With our Prayers and Love, Jeannine and Jerry Hoban and family
jeannine Hoban and family

When I use to visit my Grandpa John he always had a smile on his face. When it was time to go home he would say I love you or God bless you. He always had something to say. I will always remember the talks we had. Grandpa will always be in my heart. I love you Grandpa, Jonny
Jonathon Brightman

The greatest Grandpa and Great Grandpa around, we will always remember him fondly. Having the opportunity to live with him for the past 2 months we bonded even more than we already were. Hannah and Great Grandpa enjoyed their evening "chats" where they would babble back and forth to each other. We will truly miss him each and every day, but will know that he is watching over us.
Bridgette, Bob and Hannah Miller

Grandpa was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him. A great joker, one could often be fooled, at least for a while, by his witty tales. Of the many fond memories that I have of grandpa, a few stand out at the moment. After rainstorms we would chase rainbows to try to find the pot-of-gold. It could have been the Irish in him, or just the kid in him. I painted his garage about four or five years ago. Every year since them he has asked me when I will be painting the garage again. I think he just liked having me around to talk to, not necessarily to paint the garage. Grandpa will be missed by all. May he join Grandma in Heaven and be happy for all of eternity! Chad, Patty, and Caleb Parsons
Patty Parsons