SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 20, 2014

Lawrence P. Tormey Jr., 83


Danvers, MA — Lawrence P. Tormey Jr., 83, of Danvers, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 18, 2014, with family at his side. He was the husband of the late Joan (Murphy) Tormey.

Born in Brockton in 1930, he was the son of Lawrence P. and Marjorie (Henderson) Tormey Sr. Lawrence received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. He was employed as an engineer with G.E. and Ametek for many years.

Mr. Tormey served his country from 1951 to 1955 with the U.S. Navy. A longtime Danvers resident, he was an active town meeting member, assisted with the rail trail, Danvers American Little League volunteer, and helped with the Youth Enrichment Services group. He was a member of the Hard Luck Kelly’s Ski Club and the G.E. Spark Plugs retirement group. Larry was an avid Irish Set dancer and a member of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann; Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch. His greatest joy was bicycling in the Pan-Mass Challenge for the past 20 years.

He leaves his four children, Mary E. Hamilton and her husband, Eoghain, of South Boston, David P. Tormey and his wife, Amy, of Canton, John F. Tormey and his wife, Susan, of North Reading, and Michael L. Tormey and his wife, Laura, of North Carolina. He was brother to Elizabeth “Betty” Tormey and Marilyn “Sis” Burke, both of South Yarmouth and Robert D. Tormey of New Jersey. He also leaving his loving grandchildren, Sam, Madeline, Jackson, Nicholas, Fionn, and Patrick. Larry leaves a dear friend, Elaine Stanley, of Barnstable, Mass.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly welcome to visitation on Wednesday, in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 11 a.m., in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial to follow in St. Mary of the Annunciation cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to the Pan-Mass Challenege at www.pmc.org.

Visit www.mackeyfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence, or for directions.