Henry J. ‘Harry’ Thyne
LOWELL Henry J. ‘Harry’ Thyne, 92, a lifelong Lowell resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, September 23, 2016 at Lowell General Hospital.
He was born in Lowell on June 6, 1924 and was a son of the late Martin J. and the late Bridget (Crann) Thyne. Harry was born and raised in his family home on Burns Street, and resided on Walnut Street until his passing. He was educated in Lowell and attended St. Peter’s Grammar School.
In 1943, Mr. Thyne enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served during World War II, becoming a First Lieutenant. During his service he earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Battle Star, and two Overseas Service Bars. After his honorable discharge, he returned to his family home in Lowell and pursued his education at Bentley University, where he graduated with an Accounting Degree.
Harry was a devout Catholic and was a dedicated communicant of the former St. Peter’s Church, where he was an alter boy, and more recently a loyal parishioner of St. Anthony Church. He was employed as an office manager at County Supply for about 60 years before his retirement. He was an avid golfer and established the former Hynes Tavern Golf League, now called the Henry J. Thyne Golf League. He was very proud to get a hole in one at 80 years old. He also founded and was a member of many leagues throughout Lowell, including a cribbage league at Hynes Tavern as well as a bowling league. In his younger days, he played baseball at Fenway Park.
Harry is survived by his nephews, Martin Thyne, Edward Barnard and his wife, Mary, Harry Barnard and his wife, Eileen, John Thyne and his wife, Cathy; and his niece, Anna Mae Saia and her husband, Joseph. He is also survived by a special grandniece, Michelle Barnard; and numerous grandnieces, grandnephews, and dear friends
He was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Thyne, Eileen Barnard, Mae Danner; and his brothers, John, Patrick and Leo Thyne, and his niece, Patricia Thyne.
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS VISITATION FROM 3 UNTIL 7 P.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, YOU ARE WELCOME TO GATHER AT THE FUNERAL HOME BEGINNING AT 9:30 A.M.. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL STREET, LOWELL AT 11 A.M.. A PROCESSION WILL FOLLOW FOR BURIAL AT ST. PATRICK CEMETERY IN LOWELL. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, 501 ST. JUDE PLACE, MEMPHIS, TN 38105 OR TO CIRCLE HOME VNA HOSPICE, 847 ROGERS STREET #201, LOWELL, MA 01852.